CHRISTINE ANU : My Island Home
Christine’s version of ‘My Island Home’ became an anthem of national pride when she performed it at the closing ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. A cover of the 1987 Warumpi Band track, it was originally written about their lead singer’s island home off the Northern Territory coast. But after Christine’s award-winning 1995 version (with slightly re-worked lyrics), it became a symbol of our collective love for Australia – our big ‘island home’.
A brilliant Aussie tune in both guises, a celebration of not only George Burarrwanga’s home, but ours too.