Gemma Ramsay Beth Buchanan
Parents: Tom and Doreen Ramsay
Family Tree: Ramsay
Occupation: Student, Vet
and independent, Gemma Ramsay was sent to live with various
relatives in Brisbane after her mother, Doreen, died when
Gemma was a child. Knowing he would be unable to raise a daughter
by himself, her father Tom talked things over with young Gemma
and they both agreed it was the best decision.
the age of 17, Gemma came to live with Tom's sister, her Auntie
Madge and her husband, Harold
Bishop in Ramsay Street (named after her great grandfather)
in order to take her HSC at Erinsborough High School. She
adapted to the Bishop household quickly as she felt part of
the family. Madge gradually became a surrogate mother figure
for Gemma, and Harold doted on her as she brought out a sense
of fun in him.
turned plenty of male heads on her arrival in Ramsay Street.
But she was slow to commit to a relationship since she had
just broke up with her childhood sweetheart, Aidan Devlin,
before leaving Brisbane. However, after a brief romance with
Ryan McLachlan, Gemma fell in love with Matt Robinson. Madge
disapproved of the relationship, fearing it would interfere
with Gemma's studies but the couple defied their elders and
continued seeing eachother. Eventually, Madge became more
lenient with Gemma after remembering her own daughter, Charlene,
had been in a similar situation at that age.
when Matt took Gemma for a ride on his new motorbike, they
crashed and Gemma was rushed to hospital where she nearly
lost a leg. Tom rushed back to Erinsborough to be with Gemma
in her hour of need, and held Matt responsible for ruining
his daughter's life. But after Gemma was given the all-clear,
Tom got to know Matt better and apologised after realising
he was a decent guy.
afterwards, Gemma's ex-boyfriend Aidan arrived in Erinsborough
determined to win Gemma back. When Gemma admitted to Matt
that she still had feelings for Aidan, Matt packed his bags
and left Gemma behind, returning to his native Adelaide. Gemma
tried to make a go of things with Aidan, but the chemistry
that once existed between them was no longer present, and
he returned to Brisbane.
successfully completing her HSC, Gemma considered a number
of careers, including nursing, physiotherapy and science before
getting a job at the local zoo and realising that her vocation
was with animals. But Gemma nearly lost her job after protesting
against the use of animals in circuses.
a brief romance with Glen Donnelly, Gemma fell in love with
student doctor Adam Willis.
But their relationship was threatened when Gemma was offered
a job at an animal sanctuary in Newcastle, New South Wales.
The job was perfect for Gemma and was just what she wanted.
But the thought of leaving Adam behind in Erinsborough was
the only thing holding her back. However, after Adam arranged
to get a transfer to a university in Newcastle as soon as
possible, Gemma felt more comfortable about going and she
accepted the job. After a tearful goodbye to Madge, Harold
and Adam, Gemma left Ramsay Street behind for a new life in
Newcastle, where a month later, she was joined by Adam.
Episode 1350: The 1990