Having retired from Football and fleeing from a disastrous romance, Barry Thompson takes a teaching position at a Catholic school in Victoria's Gippsland.There he meets a childhood friend Jeffry Cree whose marriage is on the rocks. Rumors abound that Catholic priests are paying local indigenous kids for sex. The whole mess unravels when young aboriginal girl is raped and murdered. More
Barry Thompson and his childhood friend Jeffry Cree, meet many years later when Kenny, after retiring from a successful footy career, moves to a small town in Victoria's Gippsland, to take up a teaching post at the local Marist College.
Barry's tumultuous love affair with Wendy ended in disaster and he tries to deal with the aftermath by fleeing Melbourne. At the same time, Jeffry's marriage to Cynthia has become untenable; he starts drinking and wallowing in self-pity.
There is also an undercurrent of tension in the town as rumors spread of local clergy paying aboriginal children for sexual favors. It seems the police are ignoring the rumors and turning a blind eye to these encounters.
Then the whole mess starts to unravel when a young indigenous girl is found raped and strangled. The ensuing investigation reveals the scale of corruption within the police and the Catholic Church.