Strange Objects
Story Summary
By Max Anderson,
Ally Engelhardt and
Fergus Johnston
Plot Summary
• Steven Messenger (16 years old) finds the cannibal pot in the
cliffs near the Murchison River (Western Australia) in 14th of
April 1986.
• The cannibal pot holds a journal and a ring that is on a hand.
• The ring has gone missing and no one knows where it is,
except Steven Messenger who has stolen the ring.
• There is a search for the meaning behind the ring.
• Strange things start to happen to Steven Messenger and they
cause some repercussions.
Main Events
• Steven Messenger (16 years old) finds the cannibal pot in the cliffs
near the Murchison River (Western Australia) in 14th of April 1986.
In the Pot he finds a journal and a hand.
• Sgt Norman realises that the ring is missing from the hand found in
the cannibal pot. He suspects Steven Messenger has it.
• Steven Messenger finds the ring in his sleeping bag.
• The journal has been identified as being owned by a Dutch Soldier
and survivor of the Batavia Vessel.
• Steven Messenger has been having strange dreams after being in
possession of the ring. He keeps on having these dreams about a girl
called Ela, which he doesn't know. In his dreams, the ring is some
sort of space craft that lets him move through space and time.
Main Events Continued
• Steven sees Ela in his dreams. She is stranded of the coast of
Western Australia. On their makeshift raft, there is also a woman
with her baby (dead), a young boy and herself.
• The journal has been translated from old Dutch into english. The
name of the author is Wouter Loos, and the journal explains his
trials through western Australia while trying to get a ship back to his
home land. They meet ela, and Jan suduces her.
• Steven messenger is lead to some old rock paintings which are
drawn by europeans. There is one that has a "Ring in the Sky".
Described by the pale one who walks at night.
• Steven Messenger hitch hikes north.
Story graph
Ring gives
messenger very
strange dreams
Steven
Messenger Finds
the Ring
Messenger gets
shown the ring
painting s found
on the rocks
Journal makes
the happenings
of his dreams
have more
context.
Messenger hitch
hikes north.