Kate Kelly grew up in a house of women: when the Kelly men were not in jail, they were outlaws. Kate's loyalty to her family becomes a bitter obsession. Inevitably, the police take brutal revenge on the Kelly Gang at Glenrowan.
Kate must watch as the scorched body of her lover is strung up for public display. Neither wandering nor marriage, time nor drink, can blot out this gruesome climax of her young life. Until the ashes of their heroism turns her mind to darkness.