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Five Mile Creek

Seven Network (ended 1985)



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Five Mile Creek

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Filmed on location in Australia, Five Mile Creek was adapted from Louis L'Amour's novel, "The Cherokee Trail." Set in the mid-late 1800s, the show has a western feel, with action, adventure, comedy, and heart-warming moments about a group of Americans and Australians, managing to run a coach line business and a way station, while trying to make ends meet.

Maggie Scott and her daughter, Hannah, travel from San Fransisco to Australia to meet up with her husband, Adam, who is out looking for gold. Con Madigan, a charming Texan who is traveling on the same ship, also comes to Australia to start a coach line with Jack Taylor, a man who'll jump at anything before thinking first. Their journeys all lead them to Five Mile Creek, owned by Eddie Wallace and his no-nonsense sister, Kate. Eddie skips town, leaving Kate to run the place by herself with Irishman handyman, Paddy Malone. But with the help of the new coach line, "The Australian Express" and with Maggie's help, Kate manages to keep the way-station in shape. To help with the coach line, Con's American friend, Ben Jones, comes to Australia, and Maggie offers to raise Sam, an ex-juvenile bushranger with the proper care and education.

Later in the series, Hannah goes off to boarding school, and the Five Mile Creek family makes the decision to sell and move to the Emu Plains. Two new characters are introduced in the final season: Annie, played by 17 year old Nicole Kidman; Matt Buckland who is also from America. The end of the series wraps up with Con and Kate getting married.moreless

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  • best family-oriented show from the 80s

    Five Mile Creek is one of the best TV series that Disney ever produced! It was set in Australia and the story was full of adventures. Like any other TV shows, it also has the so-called heroes and villains! What's good in Five Mile Creek is the storyline which is very family-oriented. It's more like a western series also like it's a mixed of Bonanza and Little House on the Prairie. All the casts played perfectly with their role especially Louise Claire Clark and Jay Kerr, If you'll also notice, they also got the young Nicole Kidman as a tomboy which is kinda funny in the last 12 episodes! I missed this show so much that's why I purchased a DVD copy at memorylanedvd .com. Thankfully, I never get disappointed with the product I received because it's made of excellent quality. If you're looking for a best family-oriented show, Five Mile Creek is a great choice! It's a good show not for just the young ones but also for the entire family as it teaches great moral values that can be adopted in everyone's lives.moreless