Edgar Dalimore, the son of wealthy station owner is tricked out of his inheritance by his cousin, Vincent Lennox. When is father is killed during a robbery (orchestrated by Lennox), Edgar is accused of the murder and is given a life sentence.
He escapes with the help of Ned Harling (a bushman who worked for his father) and Ned's daughter Elsa (who loves Edgar).
Despite Elsa's affections, Edgar is in love with a squatter's daughter Thelma Warren. A jealous Elsa betrays him to the police, but then changes her mind and helps him escape.
Elsa comes forward with evidence that he did not kill his father. The killers try to kill Elsa but Edgar rescues her and in doing so clears his own name.