Book V of The Great Southland Saga.   Susan Leigh, the unwanted child of the notorious Bass Strait wrecker Jenny Leigh, steps ashore on ‘Jenny Leigh’s Island’ and sees her mother for the first time. After her mother’s death she must face the challenge of life in a harsh, crude land at the height of the gold fever of the 1850s, when men and women came from all the corners of the earth to Australia. Yet Susan finds help and succour with Martha and Henry Gubby.