Five Mile Creek is loosely adapted from a Louis L'Amour book, The Cherokee Trail. Only it's set in the Australian outback, not the American west. It begins when an American named Maggie Scott (Louise Caire Clark) and her young daughter Hannah (Priscilla Weems) arrive in Australia in search of their husband/father, Adam Scott (Jonathan Frakes), who's already there hunting for gold. He's supposed to meet up with them at the port, but he never does, so Maggie and Hannah find a temporary haven with Kate Wallace (Liz Burch). Kate's just starting up a way station for the fledgling coach line, the Australian Express. Kate asks Maggie to stay and help out until Adam comes to get her, as Kate's only help at the way station is a somewhat disreputable Irishman, Paddy Malone (Michael Caton).
|Con and Jack driving a coach.|
|Jay Kerr as Con Madigan|
|Nicole Kidman as Annie|