Watch Kings in Grass Castles: The Complete Mini-Series

This two-part, award-winning, historic drama follows three generations of an Irish immigrant family trying to survive in the cruel, primitive lands of 19th century Australia.

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1 Season, 2 Episodes - Canceled/Ended
March 29, 1998
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  • Part two of this historic drama features Essie Davis, Ernie Dingo, Max Cullen, Tom Long and is based on the best-selling memoirs of Dame Mary Durack. "Kings In Grass Castles" is an epic drama tracing three generations of a pioneering family and their tumultuous settlement in colonial Australia. Escaping the Irish potato famine of 1853, the Durack family searches for a better life in a cruel land of infinite possibilities, rich with rewards ready for the taking. Led by patriarch Patsy Durack (AFI Award winner, Stephen Dillane, "John Adams"), they set about developing the extraordinary Kimberley Region, forming a dynamic network of sheep and cattle properties throughout the countryside. Throughout their pioneering endeavours, the Duracks begin friendships with the many local primitive people, including enigmatic Burrakin (David Ngoombujarra, "Australia") and Jimmy (Ernie Dingo, "Bran Nue Dae"), discovering the severe hardship and tragedy of a race being removed from their ancestral lands.

  • Part one of this historic drama follows three generations of an Irish immigrant family trying to survive in the cruel, primitive lands of 19th century Australia.

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