Poignant. Funny. Powerful.

“‘Voyage’ is a universal journey story combining Australian history and new Australian songwriting that speaks to the unknown history of Australian women.

THE Story

The show places itself in Australia’s complex colonial past. In the midst of convict boats arriving each week from Britain, a different cargo leaves for Australia. On board are 287 single and free women. They have been promised good wages, good work and good marriage prospects in the new colony but to claim their new life they must first survive the voyage and then the colony.
This semi-staged ‘folksical’ sits somewhere between ballad opera and song cycle. The crystal clear song-writing incorporates both original and well-loved traditional folk tunes and showcases a fresh female perspective of an early Australian immigration story. The work is written by Helen Begley and based on the academic research of Dr Elizabeth Rushen.


Bibliography: Single and Free by Liz Rushen, Fair Game by Liz Rushen, The Merchant’s Women by Liz Rushen, Damned Whores and God’s Police by Anne Summers, Lifelines by Dale Spender and Patricia Clarke, Charles Dickens and the House of Fallen Women by Jenny Hartley, The Fatal Shore by Robert Hughes

Voyage at Koroit Celtic Lake School of Music and Dance

Our next performance of Voyage will be at the Lake School in Koroit on January 2nd. We’re looking forward to our first presentation on the ‘Shipwreck Coast” of South West Victoria. Our performance will be on opening night of the week long Lake School. Enrol in the...

Voyage to Leeton

The Good Girl Song Project will be heading up the guts of Victoria into NSW to play at the Roxy Theatre in Leeton. This will be the show’s first time at the Roxy and we’re looking forward to connecting with the local community through our songwriting workshop and...


We will be appearing at Maldon Folk Festival the first weekend in November. This is a lovely festival in the heart of the Victorian Goldfields. It's steeped in history which is a perfect place for us to present our offerings. The festival had asked we present Voyage...


We are excited to be taking Voyage to New Zealand this month.  We will be performing at the Globe Theatre in Palmerston North on 24th October.  On the 25th October, we will be running a song writing workshop in the morning before heading off to the...

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