‘Voyage’ is a universal journey story combining Australian history, new Australian song writing and three female leads that speak to the unknown history of Australian women.

Our Story

It begins on the pier at Gravesend and moves shipboard between England and Sydney. Three young women are pushed through the migration process and the experience of life aboard an immigrant boat. All hope for a better life in Australia at the end of their voyage.
The little know story is based on the academic work of Liz Rushen and brought to life by songwriter, Helen Begley with original songs and a script devised from eyewitness accounts from the 1830’s. The work is currently being performed by Penny Larkins (Vocals), Penelope Swales (whistles and vocals), Jamie Molloy (concertina and vocals) and Helen Begley (Guitars and Vocals)


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


We are heading to the gorgeous village of Cobargo on the Southern Coast of NSW to present "Voyage" at the Cobargo Folk Festival. We hope that you can join us. There's a stellar line-up, a promise of good weather and a friendly festival, what more could you ask? See...

“Voyage” November 17th Healesville Music Festival

We're really excited to be a part of this year's Healesville Music Festival. Check out their website for a list of great acts. We will be appearing on Saturday 17th November at 10.45am at the Uniting Church Hall - best brunch before you come or hold off until...


We're looking forward to Spring 2018. Helen has started writing the much anticipated songs for Part 2 of "Voyage" and we have lots of lovely shows coming up. We kick off our spring dates at The Produce Store in Mansfield on Friday 28th September. See our gig page for...


It's only a week to go to our Melbourne Launch shows. We're very excited. We'd like to send a big thank you to all the community radio stations who have had us into the studio to chat about "Voyage". Where would independent artists be without the brilliant Melbourne...