After the death of his wife and son during childbirth, Claire's father, Jack McLeod, married city girl Ruth Silverman. Tess was the product of this tempestuous but short-lived relationship. Growing up, the two girls had been very close but were separated when Ruth took 5-year-old Tess back to the city. Twenty years later, after Jack's sudden death, his daughters each inherit half of heavily mortgaged Drover's Run. Tess, who recently lost her mother to breast cancer, returns to Drover's in the hopes of cashing out and opening a cafe in the city, but is disappointed to be met with a less-than-rosy financial picture and the open resentment of her older sister. After Claire fires the male workforce, the sisters, with the help of housekeeper Meg Fountain, her daughter Jodi, and local girl Becky, decide to run the property themselves. The tentative -- and presumably temporary -- partnership is the first step in the reunited sisters' effort to heal old wounds, improve their relationship, and...
They're ordinary women facing the extraordinary adventure of life on the land.
Did You Know?
Executive producer and show creator Posie Graeme-Evans said of this Australian television drama series: "The timing was right for this type of show - a rural-based series which showcases a predominately female cast and tells stories that reflect the lives and desires of contemporary Australian women." The four female lead actresses carry the heart of each story throughout the series which Graeme-Evans believed reflected much of the truth of what was happening in Australia at the time. See more
[after finding out that Harry and Sandra are sleeping together
Look on the bright side
There isn't one Nick
At least you didn't sleep with Sandra.
[looks over at Alex, his face tells a different story
McLeod's Daughters Theme
Music by Chris Harriott
Lyrics by Posie Graeme-Evans
Performed by Rebecca Lavelle
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