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My Island Home with CD

written by Neil Murray

One Day Hill | ISBN 9780987313928

Book + cd – 56 pages


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The story behind 'My Island Home' is that it was written by a white man for a black man and the black man sang it like it was his own. That doesn't sound like much but in the context of Australian history it represents the crossing of a mighty gulf. Aboriginal people sing 'My Island Home' like it's theirs. White people sing it like it's theirs. People in Australia who have come from other countries, other cultures, sing 'My Island Home' like it's theirs. That's what makes it such a great song.

Age 8 +

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