In 1880, young Meg and her father embark on a perilous journey to Australia, but tragedy strikes when her father falls ill and passes away. Upon reaching Melbourne, Meg is relegated to a harsh life in a workhouse. Months later, she’s dispatched to New Zealand for work, only to be swept overboard during a storm near the coast.
Miraculously, Meg washes ashore in a secluded cove on New Zealand’s West Coast, where she’s discovered by a local farmer, Jock, and his wife, Mary Ann. Welcomed into their modest homestead, Meg begins to carve out a new life for herself.
As she becomes acquainted with the local community, intriguing truths come to light: her uncanny connection with animals, her blossoming friendship with Gypsy travellers, and whispers of a destiny she’s meant to fulfil.