When British Intelligence, following a series of experiments designed to increase alertness of long-distance lorry drivers through use of tonal repetition, discovers chordation that completely erases all memory, it is obvious that such a cleansed mind may be programmed to perform any type of action. Erstwhile agent Peter Clarke inactive for years, is chosen as courier to transport an audio tape of the tones to his native Australia.
Traumatized by a horrific incident from her childhood, petty criminal Nikki picks up lonely businessmen and robs them with the help of her faithful boyfriend, Al. After one of their marks accidentally ends up dead, the couple discovers he was in possession of a videotape that shows football legend Zipper Doyle committing sex crimes. Soon the lovers are being chased through the Australian outback by both Zipper and the police.
Wallace is a Melbourne taxi driver who lives in a block of run-down small apartments in St Kilda on the bay. When not driving his cab, he makes apple cider and broods about his past.
Joan Enderby is about to lose her family’s sheep station, because she can’t afford to buy out the lease from the Sherringtons, who run the neighbouring station, Waratah. Old ‘Ironbark’ Sherrington returns after two years in London, where doctors have tried to save his sight. While away, his villainous son Clive has conspired with his overseer, Fletcher to bankrupt Enderby station.
When greed threatens the livelihood of an Italian monastery, a monk flees with the formula for their special liquor.
A tale about the pathetic relationship between a law-abiding man and his likable, childish, unstable, dangerously criminal, sleepwalking brother. It all leads to chaos and murder.
A portrait of Papua New Guinea, a society clutched by Australian colonialism and hovering uneasily between its head-hunting past and Western civilization, at the time of the nation’s independence festivities.
Primary school aged Orville has a fascination for model planes which intensifies when he encounters Harry who owns a sadly neglected but real Tiger Moth. Orville becomes obsessed with the notion that the Tiger might fly once more and the adventure begins when he and Harry set out to achieve that goal.