When Englishman Clive Bagnall arrives in Darwin in 1939 to begin a new life on the land, he encounters more than he bargained for.¬† The cattle station, Redlands, is a crocodile infested barren waste and he’s not even the sole owner of the property, finding¬† it’s been left jointly to him and his Australian cousin Val, a redhead with a temper to match. Doug Farrands, sometime oyster opener and mostly layabout befriends Clive and feels obliged to instruct him in the ways of the Territory.¬† But haunting Redlands is the spirit world of the Aborigines and their sacred remembering stones that seem to hold the key to people and events both past and present.