It's 1900 and Rose lives with her family in a big house in Melbourne. She wants to play cricket, climb trees and be an adventurer! But Rose's mother has other ideas, and only wants Rose to be a proper young lady, wear frilly dresses and learn how to sew. Then Rose's favourite young aunt, Alice, comes to town, and everything changes. Alice is a suffragette who wears pantaloons and is eager to show Rose the wider world. Will Rose's mother let Aunt Alice stay? And will Rose ever get to do the things that she really loves? Meet Rose and join her adventure in the first of four stories about a Federation girl who's determined to do things her way.