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SYNOPSIS: BOTH DRAMA 101 PAGE SCRIPTS ARE ON THE TRUE EVENTS OF JANE'S LIFE IN ENGLAND AND AUSTRALIA
Jane’s tragic childhood of first losing her mother and two sisters by the age of nine, makes her resilient with a maturity way beyond her years. Living in the bustling and transient Victorian English army camp of Devonport Barracks, Jane becomes set in helping other children to improve their lot.
Facing her father’s distain through her disobedience, Jane ignores the army’s rules and regulations of mixing with lower ranked families, by teaching children to read and write. Her behaviour attracts the attention of the army’s Padre who also wants to improve the skills of the fatherless children. John, Jane’s father is drawn into the Padre’s plans of preparing the young boys for army life, which now interferes with his plans for himself and his family.
Jane, too young to understand the army’s politics but filled with loneliness from the loss of her little sisters, wilfully goes about her own ideas with teaching especially the girls.
Jane’s father begrudgingly accepts Jane’s teaching desires and a compromise takes place between father and daughter.
It is only through Jane’s father’s old Masonry Brothers’ club loyalty that John is able to keep his family together eventually moving forward with a promotion and a posting to Gibraltar.
Jane’s mother, Barbara’s health continues to deteriorate over the pursuing months. Barbara’s life slips away when the family arrive Christmas Eve during a blizzard, at John’s next camp posting.
Jane’s childhood ends as she takes on the women’s role in the now gloomy family home.
Jane and her father are on the move again less than a year on when john is posted to Ireland however; the move is good for them both as John finds a mother for Jane and a new wife in Jane’s teacher, Julia Thomas.
After marriage, John takes a posting and promotion to South Africa leaving behind Jane and Julia in Ireland.
Jane blossoms and matures under Julia’s mothering care and protection along with Julia developing Jane’s teaching skills and her future career as a teacher.
After John’s return from South Africa, the family settle in London. Jane carries on with her teaching in a number of posts until she marries a Bavarian merchant, Louis.
Her marriage to Louis is not completely blissful as his strong family cultural loyalty dominates the home causing Jane to build a protective barrier between her strong willed husband and their only though delicate son.
When her father’s untimely but courageous death occurs, Jane feels torn between her love for her stepmother Julia and nephews, and her husband’s demands of immigrating to Australia for his family’s firm.