I Still Call Australia Home
1997 to 2009
This hugely popular campaign ran from 1997 to 2009 and used Peter Allen's Australian classic "I Still Call Australia Home". The song was performed by the Sydney Children's Choir, the Australian Girls Choir and National Boys Choir, as well as the Gondwana National Indigenous Children's Choir. In one version of the song advertised in 2009, the first verse was sung in Kala Lagaw Ya, a dialect of the Torres Strait Islands.
We have launched a new version of the well loved 'I Still Call Australia Home' commercial.
The commercial opens with Tyus, a young Torres Strait Islands boy from the Gondwana National Indigenous Children's Choir in a spectacular, remote Australian location - the Bungle Bungle Ranges in Purnululu National Park. As Tyus sings out, his voice travels to the far corners of the globe where other choristers hear his call. These choristers are placed in iconic locations around the world, including the Statue of Liberty, The Great Wall of China and Westminster Bridge in London. Responding to Tyus' voice, they leave these overseas locations and start their journey home.
The second verse begins in English, as all the choristers join in (National Boys Choir of Australia, Australian Girls Choir and Gondwana National Indigenous Children's Choir). The boys and girls are now home on Australian soil and continue their journey across the vast and magnificent landscape, all heading towards Tyus and the Purnululu National Park. They join Tyus as one fully assembled choir, their beautiful voices united in Australia as they sing the final stirring chorus of I Still Call Australia Home.
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