Cathy's Child

Australia, 1978

Film
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In 1973, Cathy Baikas, a Maltese immigrant, contacted “The Sun” newspaper office in Sydney to seek help. Cathy’s Greek-born husband, from whom she was separated, had left for Greece, taking with him their baby daughter. The incident becomes a “cause celebre” and eventually Cathy is given custody of her daughter, and a passport to travel to Greece. With the help of the Australian Consul in Athens she manages to get her daughter back from her husband’s family. Based on “Sun” journalist, Dick Wardley’s book, “A Piece of Paper”. Cast includes Michelle Fawdon, Bryan Brown and Frankie J. Holden.

Credits

co-producer

Pam Oliver

Errol Sullivan

Duration

01:29:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1978

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

324758

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Greeks - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Greeks - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Immigrants - Australia

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Custody of children

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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