The Gardens of the Torres Strait 

Solomon Gaibui, Ross's second son, becomes enraged when a prawn trawler strays into local waters.

Director:

Catriona McKenzie

Writer:

Alice Addison

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Susie Porter ... Helen Tremaine
Charles Passi Charles Passi ... Russ Gaibui
Billy Mitchell Billy Mitchell ... Robbo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Asai Charles Asai ... Moses
Norah Bagiri Norah Bagiri ... Lucy
Tristan Bancks Tristan Bancks ... Grub
Jimi Bani Jimi Bani ... Solomon Gaibui (as Jimi Gela)
Peta Brady Peta Brady ... Lindy Gaibui
John Brumpton ... George
Andrew Buchanan Andrew Buchanan ... Jim Kouvros
Luke Carroll ... Paul
Tarnee Fauid Tarnee Fauid ... Esther Gaibui
Daniel Feuerriegel ... Ben
Margaret Harvey Margaret Harvey ... Nancy Gaibui
Moses Kaddy Moses Kaddy ... Doug Augustus
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Tensions flare when a prawn trawler strays into local waters. Solomon, Russ' second son, is enraged at the injustice of the situation. These boats with their tide charts and their sonar systems have every advantage over the local fishermen, and still they take and take. A bloody confrontation out on the water strands two white boys in the clinic overnight, alert to the sound of the islanders sharpening their spears outside. Helen is pissed off at being aligned in the eyes of the islanders with the views of some of the people who happen to share her skin colour. Her friend Robbo doesn't help matters by removing Solomon from the football team for the upcoming carnival after he fails to show up for practice. Helen is angry - it's not as though it's easy to blend in here. Robbo withstands her rage, clear and calm. He's brutally honest. Helen is deluding herself. Try as she might, she's never going to be one of them. There's a hint that Robbo might be talking with more personal interest at...

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Drama

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26 January 2006 (Australia) See more »

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