The Australian natives and early settlement immigrants from England, Ireland, Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) and Afghanistan surround Burke’s Billabong on the Flinders River in the Gulf of Carpentaria of Queensland, Australia. Their different cultures, religions, love and greed play out in the maturing second generation far from civilisation. Disease, dingoes, snakes and crocodiles are prevalent. Natives fight for their land and lives. The story, based on early settlement issues, follows RON POYNTON as he weaves through romance, family and neighbour deception.
The families begin running domestic animals and supplement a living from the tidal rivers where prized barramundi fish transport to city markets by small planes. Living outback is no easy street as the intruders steal grazing land away from the native animal population of kangaroos, wallabies and goannas. Native populations starve or shot for stealing domestic stock. They have no money to buy food, nor guns to fight back. Gold mining is not their way to prosper. Even the town folk begin to suffer as drugs become an issue.