In 1931, Alice, a white station owner, goes riding with her Aboriginal head stockman and friend, Jim. During the course of the afternoon, they come to an agreement about the running of the property, Ambertrue, and its ownership. Many years later, in an environment of white paranoia fed by misinformation, Alice's great nephew Lon is running Ambertrue. When Lon receives a letter announcing a native title claim in the area, he is terrified that his dream of passing the family property on to his son-in-law will be shattered. (2 acts, 3 male, 3 female).