yThe Squatter's Daughter, or, The Land of the WattleAlbert Edmunds,
19071907Z8500411907single work drama Set largely on a sheep station in rural Australia, the storyline concerns a rivalry between two neighbouring stations: Enderby (owned by Violet Enderby) and Waratah (owned by the Harringtons). While the elder Harrington is away, his weak-willed son is manipulated by the station overseer into attempting to bankrupt Enderby station. The plan almost succeeds but is foiled by a stranger to the district, Archie McPhearson.
A woman sheep station owner is about to lose her family's property because she can't afford to buy out the lease from the neighbouring station. The situation arises when the owner's weak-willed son, left to temporarily manage the station, is manipulated by his villainous overseer. A stranger to the district helps foil the plot, however, and also eventually proves to be the rightful owner of the woman's rival property. The narrative includes a bush fire incident, which occurs when the woman and the stranger attempt to drove a large herd of sheep.