On a rundown station in the remote top end of Australia, life for Susannah is isolated and difficult. Left alone by her husband, the manager of the station, Susannah has to cope with their young twins, the relentless physical work of running the homestead, and the frustration that these things now mark the boundaries of her life. And then a young English jillaroo, Laura, arrives to work on the property. She falls in love with Texas, the Aboriginal head stockman. As the weather builds and the heat intensifies, both Susannah and Laura are faced with decisions that will affect the rest of their lives.