The Hundred Islands
“Greg Benson has a dream: to save the “wild things” that inhabit the hundred islands off Australia’s southeastern coast before the farmers and developers destroy them. As a first step he wants to study Environmental Science at the university.
But his father wants him to stay in the hundred islands and work on the farm – employing the very methods of pest control and fencing that Greg wants so desperately to stop. The rupture between father and son is inevitable, and Greg leaves home for good.
Hoping to earn the money to enter the university, Greg illegally joins his friend Darryl diving for abalone in the treacherous waters of Bass Strait. Yet no one, not even Jenny, who shares his love for the islands and the wild creatures, can realize the scope of Greg’s vision of the future – or share his struggle to achieve it.”