For The Term Of His Natural Life

Justice will not be held prisoner
The classic novel, the epic mini-series, the DVD and now the interactive App for the iPad

The Novel

Marcus Clarke’s classic Australian novel, For the Term Of His Natural Life, has endured over 130 years and never been out of print. It has taken the form of a magazine serial, a novel and three feature films (1908, 1911 and 1927), and the popular record-rating six-hour mini-series. Now available as an interactive enhanced eBook for the iPad – see ‘About the App‘.

It is a riveting tale of Rufus Dawes who is falsely accused of murder in 19th century London. He is transported as a convict to a harsh penal settlement in Tasmania, Australia. Love gives him a reason to live. Desire for freedom drives him to escape.

The story has elements of such classics as Les Miserables, The Count of Monte Cristo, Robinson Crusoe and  Mutiny on the Bounty.

Vanity Fair, London – “There is an immensity of power in this most extraordinary book.”

Mark Twain: “literary genius…such a work…so brilliant and fascinating.”

About the mini-series

Mini-Series Trailer

From The Blog

  • Bridging the Gap

    For the Term of his Natural Life’s newly-released, interactive story iPad app bridges the space between three forms of media: film, literature and mobile devices. The story unfolds in original text from the novel, historical archival material, and video from the award-winning mini-series, all of which unites into this ground-breaking app. Watch the video below and download it via iTunes: http://ow.ly/kLjNe


  • Welcome to our site

    Within these pages you will find information about:

    - Our Interactive Story App for the iPad, available now.

    - Our DVD for North America and Europe soon to be available on Amazon.

    - Our DVD for Australasia available now through Umbrella Entertainment.

    - Our Mini-series on iTunes soon to be available.

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