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Their lyrics give new meaning to the phrase ‘I still call Australia home’.
The exhibition’s title recalls perhaps the best-known, ‘unofficial’ Australian anthem — Peter Allen’s ‘I Still Call Australia Home’ (1980). This land is mine Acknowledgment of Country We’re all but woman and man They won’t take it away All such mentions and photographs are with permission, however, care and discretion should be exercised. This land owns me
By continuing you agree to the use of cookies. My being’s here where I belong "This Land is mine/ this land is me" : reconciling harmonies in 'One night the moon'.

The song has been ‘owned’ by Australians and Australian corporations, yet the lyrics relate to a fairly specific section of Australian society — travellers and expatriates reminiscing about, and trying to re-establish links with home.3 Once part of a QANTAS ad campaign, one version featured an Indigenous children’s choir singing in Kala Lagaw Ya — the language of the people of the western Torres Strait Islands — even though most Indigenous Australians do not identify with homesick expatriates in Rio, New York or London. They won’t take it away from me, This land is me

Endnotes I still call Australia home. Taken from http://www.qantas.com.au/travel/airlines/i-still-call-australia-home/global/en. They are my song Bruce McLean is Curator, Indigenous Australian Art, QAGOMA.

Aboriginal artists often title their works, Edgar Degas captures the character of the modern age, My country: This land is mine / This land is me, My Country: This land is mine / This land is me, My Country, I Still Call Australia Home: Contemporary Art from Black Australia, My Country I Still Call Australia Home: Contemporary Art from Black Australia, Journeys North: Robert Mercer’s photographs focus on local culture, Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF), William Yang’s work reveals unsettling narratives in his own life, QAGOMA receives transformative bequest from Win Schubert, Masterpieces from The Met coming to Brisbane, Clouds of purple blossoms, a quintessential image of Brisbane, Stanley Place, Cultural Precinct South Bank, Brisbane. The Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) acknowledges the Turrbal and Yugara (Jagera) peoples who are the traditional custodians of the land upon which the Gallery stands in Brisbane. In this exhibition it is a rallying call uniting all country that makes up Black Australia; but it also refers to the constructed nation — also now our country.

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