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I Still Call Australia Home

by Marquette Turner Luxury Homes

in Features, Special Reports, The Real State

For over a decade now, Qantas have been producing ads featuring the Peter Allen song “I Still Call Australia Home”, which has become a pseudo national anthem for Australian’s.

For many Australian‘s when overseas, stepping onto a Qantas aircraft can be quite emotional, particularly when hearing this soaring and rousing tune.

The latest ad features Tyus Loban from Thursday Island in the Torres Strait, singing in a dialect of Kala Lagaw Ya. He is calling out to choristers around the world, calling them home to join together in the Bungle Bungle Ranges of Western Australia’s Purnululu National Park.

This is the fourth version of the campaign, featuring some of Australia’s best young choristers, and introduces the Gondwana National Indigenous Children’s Choir for the first time, alongside the National Boys’ Choir of Australia and the Australian Girls’ Choir.

It also features some stunning imagery of Australia and I hope you enjoy it as much as we all do.

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Plus, for a bit of nostalgia, here’s one from a decade ago – the 1999 version.

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simonturner September 5, 2009 at 6:44 pm

It's hard not to love the Qantas “I still call Australia home” ads. A soaring anthem that always gives me tingles.

simonturner September 6, 2009 at 1:44 am

It's hard not to love the Qantas “I still call Australia home” ads. A soaring anthem that always gives me tingles.

Hotels Sydney October 7, 2010 at 12:15 am

I agree. I’m not originally from Australia but have lived in this fine country for more than 10 years now and this song gives me tingles too.

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