Phil Dowsett

Eyes From The Rock

THE POWER OF THE KIMBERLEY SHAPES A YOUNG MAN’S JOURNEY OF SELF-DISCOVERYY 

Set against the backdrop of the rugged Kimberley landscape of Western Australia, a young bi-sexual man experiences the deepening love for a young woman and is drawn into a conflict he wants no part of. In December 1968, Luke, a university drop-out travels to the Kimberley to work on a cattle station, and is mentored by Donald an older Aboriginal stockman. He enters a world totally alien to him where tensions are on the rise between cattle stations and mining exploration. Luke is saved by Donald from death in a cattle stampede, and then starts a job as a coxswain for an old seaman delivering supplies to coastal settlements. Into Luke’s close circle come two people, Jason a young government bureaucrat, and Miranda the daughter of a diamond exploration company executive. Luke is drawn closer into Donald’s life and culture while his deepening love for Miranda challenges his easy relaxed bi-sexuality. Mired in the conflict between Miranda’s father and a cattle station owner, Luke fails to keep a personal promise to Donald that has shocking consequences.


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