The Convict Voice

The Convict Voice

The Convict Voice

Don and Sue Brian have researched the history of Norfolk Island and in the process discovered a number of songs which help us reassess the life of convicts in that place often described as ‘Botany Bay’s Botany Bay’.

They have presented workshops and concerts at folklore conferences, folk festivals, for tourists and historical organisations.

With the assistance of Pete and Sue McMahon they have developed a powerful reinterpretation of the musical life of convicts more commonly reflected in transportation broadside ballads.

Don Brian

Sue Brian

Pete McMahon

Sue McMahon