'The towering saga of the Garrity family whose founding father was the illegitmate son of a female convict. Brought up in a Sydney orphanage, Patrick Garrity left the brawling city to make a life for himself in the vast back country of New South Wales.
This is the story of the women whose destinies were linked with those of Patrick Garrity - Mayrah, the native girl he married and who gave him three children; Elizabeth, the miner's daughter who married into the family and eventually became one of them. A strong-willed family, the Garrity's knew what they wanted and were willing to fight for it.' - (Cover)