On New Year's Eve 1991, Chen Xing Liang landed in a wooden fishing boat, code named Isabella, on the far north coast of Australia. Aboard were 56 Chinese Nationals. They became the first refugees to land unnoticed on Australian shores. After walking more than 150 kilometres, over 10 days, through crocodile and snake-infested country, the first members of the party stumbled upon a remote cattle station in the Kimberley. Within hours one of Australia's biggest manhunts was in full swing. Helicopters and police rescue teams scoured the hostile landscape looking for the remaining Isabellas. This is a revealing story about modern-day migration.