UTOPIA GIRLS

Drama 9.30pm, ABC1

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That Aus­tralia now boasts its first fe­male prime min­is­ter Ju­lia Gil­lard is thanks in no small part to the vi­sion and de­ter­mi­na­tion of the Utopia Girls. In the 19th cen­tury, women had vir­tu­ally no rights and, once mar­ried, signed ev­ery­thing over to their hus­bands. But a few re­mark­able women set about to change that through po­lit­i­cal rep­re­sen­ta­tion. This mov­ing doc­u­men­tary high­lights the strug­gles and per­sonal set­backs women faced dur­ing the most op­pres­sive time in Aus­tralia’s his­tory.

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