The best thing about living in the Kimberley is fossicking around in the bush. Twelve-year-old Binnu sees himself as one of the community's most 'deadly' hunters, and with his 'ging' in his pocket he's prepared for anything. When, unthinkingly, he kills a black cockatoo he brings all kinds of trouble down on himself. Grandfather, as ancient as the land itself, is the only person who can help him, so the two of them begin their trek up into the gorges to put things right. It is this journey, of the small time hero and his wise old mentor, which guides the story of the Cockatoo Man.