'That 'ole Abbo', 'e got inside me head an' screwed up me thinkin'.' The brief conversation with the transient Fella in the Perth caravan park sets a path to a future gradually unfolding over a decade and changing who Jenni and Pete are forever. That journey challenges their prejudices, their beliefs and their worldview. Who they are now is not who they were twelve years ago.
A Cloudy Path follows their journey into the hearts and lives of desert Aborigines, sharing with them the harsh and beautiful Australian outback with its dusty red soil and inhospitable environment. They begin to appreciate the struggles of uniting two vastly different cultures and Jenni soon recognises the mismatch in the expectations of the Aborigines and our education system. As a teacher and eventually a principal, Jenni dedicates her life to trying to empower the children to raise the bar on their options for the future without devaluing their culture.