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A Voice to be Heard

Brand, Dell


At the age of nineteen, the twins Josephine and Madeleine Gower lose both their mother and their beloved grandfather. Circumstances force them to leave England and they choose to go to Australia. They determine to make a life for themselves in the young and brash settlement of Melbourne.

Joey is determined to remain unmarried, despite the difficulties this presents. Maddy decides to marry but find that her chosen partner is far from perfect. The saga of Melbourne’s early years unfolds through the tragedies and celebrations of these two women, destined to change the fabric of Melbournian society and make a lasting impact on the character of Australian life.

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