‘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)

Influences

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

LOTS OF LOVELY SPRING SHOWS COMING UP

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...

“VOYAGE” MELBOURNE LAUNCH WEEKEND 17th-19th August

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...

Voyage – Now available to buy online

To purchase album go to Shop The Good Girl Song Project presents ‘Voyage’ a universal journey story with female leads, Australian history and new Australian song writing. The action takes place on the pier at Gravesend and shipboard between England and Sydney. Three...

Interested Writing Songs from History Workshop

Wesley Centre, 150 Beaumont Street Hamilton, Newcastle Show Map Come and be part of a songwriting workshop and produce a brand new collaborative work that uncovers an early female immigration story. WHAT TO BRING: a local early female immigration story. WHAT WE’LL DO:...