Gina Hancock is a much-loved daughter of her mining magnate father, Lang Hancock, who would become the richest man in Australia. It is 1967 in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. As she becomes a young woman she is also granted a large portion of the business, and works hard in her job. In 1983 Gina meets Frank Rinehart, a lawyer from the United States, and falls in love whilst camping in the outback of WA. He is much older than Gina and her father strictly disapproves. She marries him nevertheless and has two children by him. A short time later the wife of many years of Lang Hancock passes away. At this juncture a young Filipino woman by the name of Rose Lacson is employed by the family to look after Lang Hancock, and act as his housekeeper. At first she is professional, but not long after he falls in love with her, much to the disgust of Gina, who strongly believes she is nothing but a gold-digger.