Laura and Soriya are mucking around in a dinghy on the bay when it floats out and sinks. Laura finds out that the boat belongs to her landlord Michaelis and an urn on the boat contained the ashes of his beloved dog. Laura has trouble owning up and apologising at the same time that the Prime Minister of Australia is making an apoplogy on behalf of the country to her mob.
Mohammed is a mad keen bowler and Shane Warne is his hero. When he turns up for the try-outs, he finds the team is a closed shop dominated by the captain Brian Hilliard and his father. Mohammed’s new friend Danielle invites him to join her girls’ team much to the hilarity of Brian and his mates.
Lily is excited when cousin Phoung arrives with her parents from Vietnam but Phuong turns out to be in no need of help and a real threat to Lily’s status at home and at school.
ike knows a lot about Australian muscle cars from 1968 to 1978 but the other kids think he’s odd. He only has one friend, Ben. But is Ben really a friend?
Sofia is a spy for the yayas (grandmothers). She tries to derail the budding romance of her brother Michaelis and his girlfriend Janice, before he leaves for Vietnam.
Michaelis' family is from Kalymnos but he wants to be Australian, not Greek. Even more, he wants a television so he can watch 'Robin Hood' and be accepted by the McCormack brothers at the milk bar.
Jen's father died in the war. Now her mum is planning to marry Wal, who even though he has a car, definitely doesn't match up to the war hero dad, in Jen's eyes
Colum has two big ambitions; to stop his best mate Thommo's family from being kicked out of their house next door to his and to get up the nerve to ride his billy cart down Brick Pits Hill.
Bridie just wants to hang out with her big sister Kath and best friend Lorna, and be in on their secrets. After talking her way into tagging along, and wheeling her baby brother in his pram, Bridie sets off for what is meant to be a day of harmless fun and relaxation.
Bertie wants to raise money to buy a present for his brother Eddie who's coming home from the war and steals his friend's pet rabbit for his magic show.
Evelyn can't wait for cracker night and this year, for the first time, the family has their own box of fireworks. Unfortunately, Evelyn shows the box to her disbelieving neighbour Freddie with explosive results.
Rowley is convinced that good deeds will be rewarded, he'll do anything to help his mother and the other residents in the boarding house they live in. He longs for his father to come home but then he discovers that his father may never come home at all.
Victoria and her family have just moved into the terrace house that her father built. But soon she realises that her father may be going broke. She'll do anything to ensure that they stay there for ever, including witchcraft. Miss Muller next door may be her inspiration. Then she realises that her witchcraft may be working in all the wrong ways.