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Finlay Roberts

Finlay Roberts was a character in Home And Away between September 1991 (Episode 858) and May 1994 (Episode 1470), with guest appearances in 1996 and 1997. Fin last appeared in Episode 2102. She is the daughter of Irene Roberts and her ex husband Murdoch. She is the sister of Nathan and Damian. Fin was the first member of the Roberts family to appear in the show. She lived at Summer Bay House for most of her time in Summer Bay and sometimes clashed with Sally Fletcher. Fin was played by Tina Thomsen.



Finlay Roberts was born in 1974, the second child of Murdoch and Irene Roberts. She had a brother Damian, born in 1976. Their father was a pretty lousy father and the mother Irene was an alcoholic.


Finlay arrived in Summer Bay in 1991. She had left home because she could no longer bear living with her mother Irene. Irene was a mean-spirited drunk at the time and very different to what she is now. She was fostered by Pippa and Michael Ross and lived with them for most of her stay in Summer Bay. A few months after she had settled in with the Rosses, she managed to persuade her younger brother Damian to leave Irene too. He was eventually fostered by the Rosses too.

She often clashed with Sally Fletcher when she lived at Summer Bay House. One time Sally laid into Finlay saying she thinks she owned the place. Finlay stuck up for Adam Cameron after he accidentally killed Bobby Marshall in a boating accident.

Fin briefly got together with Blake Dean but he was still grieving from the loss of his girlfriend Meg Bowman. They became an item again later on but when he moved away to try and help his sister Karen, he wrote to her to say he wasn't coming back. Was this the 1990s version of dumping by text?

Towards the end of her time in Summer Bay Finlay had a brief relationship with Haydn Ross. It didn't work out, mostly because he had developed a bad gambling addiction and didn't have a straight bone in his body. Shortly after this, she left to do a college course in the city.


Finlay came back to Summer Bay in 1996 to ask Irene to be a surrogate mother for her. She was now in a relationship with a guy called Barry Michaels but had suffered a miscarriage. They'd been told she could not have children. Irene agreed to the request and became pregnant with a boy who was later called Paul. Then Fin became pregnant with a child of her own - Mark. Paul was abducted but later returned to Fin. 

Fin is now a successful restaurateur and is believed to have had at least one more child since then. She hasn't been seen on Home and Away since 1997.

Memorable info Edit

Birthday: 1974

Full Name: Finlay Roberts

Fans of Home And Away have nicknamed her "Fringelay" due to her famous fringe.


Father Murdoch Roberts

Mother Irene Roberts

Siblings Nathan Roberts, Damian Roberts

Spouse Barry Michaels

Children Paul Roberts, Mark Roberts

Aunts Wendy McFarlane

Cousin Nelson McFarlane

See Also Edit

Finlay Roberts - List of appearances