The lives of staff and residents at the fictional Kings Cross Hospital and Stanton House in Sydney in 1969.

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Sarah Lambert
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Jessica Marais ...  Joan Millar 36 episodes, 2014-2017
Mandy McElhinney ...  Matron Frances Bolton 36 episodes, 2014-2017
Miranda Tapsell ...  Martha Tennant 36 episodes, 2014-2017
Sophie Bloom ...  Vivian Maguire 34 episodes, 2014-2017
Harriet Dyer ...  Patricia Saunders 29 episodes, 2014-2017
Andrew Ryan Andrew Ryan ...  Simon Bowditch 28 episodes, 2015-2017
Jonathan LaPaglia ...  Dr. Patrick McNaughton 26 episodes, 2014-2016
Ella Scott Lynch ...  Shirley Ryan 26 episodes, 2014-2016
Gracie Gilbert ...  Annie Carmichael 26 episodes, 2014-2016
Matthew Le Nevez ...  Jim Marsh 18 episodes, 2015-2016
Ben O'Toole ...  Pete 17 episodes, 2014-2016
Lincoln Younes ...  Chris Vesty 17 episodes, 2014-2016
Maya Stange ...  Eva McNaughton 16 episodes, 2014-2016
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A character drama set in 1969 in Kings Cross; the time and place Australia came of age and the new generation broke all the rules. It was the Summer of Love. Mick Jagger was in town, Australia was glued to the telecast of the moon landing and American sailors clashed on the street with anti-Vietnam war protestors. We follow Joan Millar, 28, a maverick midwife returning to Australia and five young pregnant women, whose choices for their babies and own lives exemplify the radical changes at the heart of the cultural and sexual revolution. Their lives intersect between a maternity hospital, a home for unwed mothers and the wild streets of Darlinghurst.

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Joint heads of drama at Nine, Andy Ryan and Jo Rooney, stated "Love Child is a compelling and uplifting series that will appeal to every generation. The stories of young women and men fighting an unjust system are as relevant today as they were in the colourful and liberating world of Kings Cross in 1969." See more »

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this happened in America too
4 July 2017 | by sashamerlinSee all my reviews

To those thinking (review by jk-692-236394 (United States)) this only happened in Australia, do some research. It happened in the USA between 1940's and 1970's, google Baby Scoop Era.

The show is excellent and entertaining, much at the subject matter is heart-breaking. You can't just watch rainbow-coloured shows, but face reality.


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