"The true story of Australia's most notorious convict, Alexander Pearce and his infamous escape into the beautiful yet brutal Tasmanian wilderness. A point of no return for convicts banished from their homeland, Van Diemen's Land was a feared and dreaded penal settlement at the end of the earth...."
This is a story every Aussie kid eventually hears. Pearce escaped with seven other convicts from one of the most remote jails on earth. His fellow escapees didn't make it.
It's truly an amazing story: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Pearce