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Terra Nullius

Episode 6
USA: July 06, 2016
Aus: July 07, 2016
Written by Michael Miller & Jane Allen
Directed by Wayne Blair

Residents of The Zone are shocked when drones appear in the sky, announcing that all humans have 24 hours to leave. Anyone remaining after that time will be deemed a Hairy and treated accordingly. It's the only way the government can protect innocent citizens from these unprovoked, violent attacks. People begin to pack up and leave.

Encouraged by the success of the smoking, Koen agrees to send Kora back to her dimension.

While Koen is going from strength to strength, Waruu is now completely estranged from his wife and daughter. When Linda confronts him about the fact that he's prepared to sacrifice his own brother, Waruu turns on her. He believes it's her fault that he's not a worthy man.

Waruu heads to see Slade, but when he hears Matthews speaking about reclaiming The Zone, he despairs — what is the point of all this money Slade has given him, if Matthews is going to take the land? Slade gives Waruu a computer drive, assuring him that Matthews will have lost his job by the end of the day. Waruu realises that he is doing exactly what Slade wants him to do and has become his pawn. Waruu realizes there is no way out, even if he wanted one.

Waruu entices Koen to come to see Slade with him. In the lab, Slade shows Waruu his wonder drug — it gives the recipient Hairy-like strength and longevity. Waruu takes the nulla nulla and abandons Koen to Slade, who is knocked out by powerful shockwaves whilst attempting to draw blood from the young Cleverman, now comfortably in his full powers.

Back in The Zone, Maliyan makes a defiant stand against the impending arrival of the Containment forces — he will spill the first blood. A human. Blair. But before he can, he's felled by a shot. It's Waruu, who then attempts to rally The Zoners together, extolling the virtues of his plans for land ownership and housing for all.

His messianic rant is met by a stunned silence. Everyone has seen him murder Maliyan. But before anyone can move, the Namorrodor appears out of nowhere and swoops down on Aunty Linda. Waruu grabs the nulla nulla and races to her rescue. But the Namorrodor easily swipes him aside.

Koen appears, having escaped from Slade — who stirs from his blackout — and picks up the nulla nulla from the ground where Waruu dropped it. He summons the full powers of the Cleverman, and conquers the Namorrodor.

Rescued from the beast, but still having to face the arrival of the troops, The Zoners prepare. Koen moves amongst them as their new leader. And in the deep heart of The Zone, alone and bitter, Waruu doses up on Slade's wonder drug.


  • Hunter Page-Lochard as Koen West
  • Rob Collins as Waruu West
  • Ryan Corr as Blair Finch
  • Tasma Walton as Araluen
  • Jada Alberts as Nerida
  • Tamala Shelton as Alinta
  • Rarriwuy Hick as Latani
  • Tysan Towney as Djukara
  • Andrew McFarlane as Geoff Matthews
  • Marcus Graham as McIntyre
  • Deborah Mailman as Aunty Linda
  • Frances O'Connor as Charlotte Cleary
  • Iain Glen as Jarrod Slade
  • Jon Sivewright as CA Checkpoint Guard #1
  • John Harding as CA Checkpoint Guard #2
  • Adam Briggs as Maliyan
  • Waverley Stanley Jr as Kulya
  • Kamil Ellis as Mungo
  • Alexis Lane as Kora
  • Elijah Valadian-Wilson as Young Waruu
  • Jeremy Ambrum as Jake
  • Benson Jack Anthony as Gub
  • Mansoor Noor as McIntyre's 2IC
  • Nancy Denis as Eve
  • Trevor Jamieson as Uncle Max
  • Kathy Marika as Ngumunga
  • Leanna Walsman as Belinda
  • Rachael Coopes as Receptionist
  • Rhondda Findleton as Frankie
  • Katie Wall as Rowena
  • Isaac Drandic as Harry