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Certain Women began as a short series in 1973 and continued on as a serial until 1977. At the centre of the narrative were six women from three generations of a Sydney family. Dolly has two daughters Freda and Jane. Jane has three daughters Marjorie, Helen, and Gillian.

In a short piece announcing the extension of the series after the broadcast of the first six episodes television critic Valda Marshall said the decision to make further episodes 'should also keep the women's libbers happy ... so far as I know, it's the first TV series made here specifically as a starring vehicle for women'.

Source: Marshall, Valda. 'ABC's 'Women' Given Longer Reign'. The Sun-Herald, 25/3/1973, p. 77.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 1973
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: ABC Television , 1973-1977 .

      • 'Produced by ABC from 1973-77 on videotape in black and white (series one and episodes 1-59 of series two), in colour (episodes 60-160).'
        Source: NFSA Title No.: 424357


      Held at: National Archives of Australia National Archives Library
      Holdings include rehearsal scripts (see episode list in Film Details), episodes on videotape, and publicity materials.


      Held at: National Film and Sound Archive (aka ScreenSound Australia)
  • Sydney, New South Wales,
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