theres two farms, who both farm beef. so theres rivalry. they both want the contract to supply the army with their beef. the people at faraway down decided to herd their cows up to Darwin, and on the way they get interrupted by carneys men. they scare the cattle and this results in Flynns death. eventually they get the cattle in to Darwin an load the cattle on the ship before carneys cattle have the chance to board the ship. Afterwards, there is arranged a ball celebrating the contract between the leutenant and Sarah. after some time, Drover leaves faraway downs, and America gets dragged into the second world war.. Darwin gets evacuated, and Nullah gets taken away to Mission island. the japanese bombs the island and Darwin, and Drover, Sarah and Nullah think they have lost eachother. eventually they find eachother and all is well and good. fletcher gets killed by King George by a spear, and Nullah joins George out in the wild.