Ruth Martha Stewart was born in 1970 to Alf Stewart and Martha Stewart nee Baldivis. Roo grew up in Summer Bay and attended school with Alison Patterson and Steven Matheson. Roo gained a manipulative side. Roo is probably related to Mervin Baldivis, however he is just a distant relative, not her grandfather.
1988-1989EditRuth Stewart (Justine Clarke) was a schoolgirl at Summer Bay High School from January 1988 when she started dating Frank Morgan. Roo's father Alf Stewart initially disagreed, thinking Frank was leading Roo astray but soon softened towards their relationship as he knew Frank was good for her. Roo's school enemy was Bobby Simpson and Alison Patterson. Roo was sent to boarding school in early 1988 and there she met Brett Macklin who got her pregnant. She lied about the conception dates to make Frank Morgan believe he was the father so he would marry her. However she bottled out on their wedding day and told him the truth. Roo and Bobby fought like cat and dog, and bobby nicknamed her "Kanga" and never knew until 1989 that her arch enemy was her first cousin as Bobby was the illegitimate daughter of Roo's paternal aunt Morag Bellingham, her dad's sister.
Ruth returned in 2010 after 21 years away. She was now 40.
Full Name: Ruth Martha Stewart
Nicknames: Roo, Kanga (by Bobby Simpson)
In Episode 85 (13 May 1988) Roo's middle name was revealed.
Ruth "Roo" Stewart first appeared in Episode 3, on the 20th January 1988, which was technically the 4th episode of the show, counting the telemovie length pilot. There is some debate as to whether Roo is an original character as the pilot was filmed in July 1987, and the regualr series begun filming that October. By then, Justine Clarke had been cast as Roo.
Father Alf Stewart
Mother Martha Stewart (ne Baldivis)
Great grandfathers Angus Stewart
Children Martha MacKenzie (1988)
Distant relatives Mervin Baldivis