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PART ONE (1888 - 1908)
Paradise Untamed After watching her family brutally murdered by Kanak warriors, a young French girl, Helene, finds herself orphaned in 1800's New Caledonia. She is taught to overcome her fear of the Kanak people and learns to respect and admire their culture. Helene grows up and raises a family of two children, but racial tensions and tragedy see Helene widowed at a young age and she forced leave her family and farm to accept work at a nickel mine.
PART TWO (1925 - 1946)
Farewell To Innocence Helene's daughter, Jeanne, has grown into a flighty young girl who dreams of a more sophisticated life away from New Caledonia. Jeanne's brother Tom returns with his new wife, Maximilienne. Helene is not impressed with Maximilienne's overbearing ways, but Jeanne is transfixed by the sophisticated Parisienne. Jeanne runs away from her growing feelings for her childhood friend only to find herself trapped in a loveless marriage.
PART THREE (1969 - 1977)
Serpent's Heart Tom Sutton's illegitimate daughter Anna, fights for her political beliefs amidst growing racial tension in New Caledonia. She and her friends protest against the Caldoche way of life - farming the best land, profiteering from the mines and enjoying the best services and facilities. Torn between her political beliefs and her family history a final tragedy reveals what Anna must do, for her people and for herself as the racial violence escalates.
   

PART 1
CLAIRE NEBOUT as HELENE
JEREMY CALLAGHAN as JOHN
BILL HUNTER as CAMPBELL
JOE PETRUZZI asVINCENZO SCARPINATO
BERNARD VERLEY as HIPPOCRATES
PETER O'BRIEN as YANN
FRANK GALLACHER as FATHER MOISSAN
WILLIAM TAKAKU as MAGNUS
ROSALINE NACHERO as CLARISSE
PART 2
CLAUDIA KARVAN as JEANNE
ANDREW McFARLANE as TOM SUTTON
JON BENNETT as WANATCHA
LAURE KILLING as MAXIMILIENNE SUTTON
SIMONE KESSEL as GABRIELLE
MARK GERBER as ROLAND
PART 3
KARINA LOMBARD as ANNA
J AY LAGA'AIA as JEAN-CHRISTIAN
CHARLES TINGWELL as BISHOP GUIART
ARNAUD GIOVANINETTI as CARLO SCARPINATO
JUSTINE SAUNDERS as AUNT JUNIE
RODNEY BELL as FRANÇOIS
   

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