It’s 1864, and beyond the treacherous Bass Strait, Edward Garth and his wife Sarah leave their families in Tasmania to make a new life for themselves on mainland Australia. It’s a frontier full of opportunity and ripe for adventure, and Edward plans to make his mark upon it.
The young couple soon discover life in this new land will push them to their limits. Travelling thousands of miles through Victoria and New South Wales in search of a bright future, they must overcome poverty, illness and injustice – and with tragedy dogging their steps, only family will see them through.
But with their daughter Lil growing old enough to make her own choices, will she stay with her family or strike out on her own path with a new husband? And is the handsome suitor vying for her hand as charming as he appears?