Its a song that any aussie home or abroad loves to hear and sends tingles down their spine.
No matter how long you spend overseas the lyrics ring true “I still call australia home”
Compared to the patriotism of the United States, australians aren’t as outlandish and outwardly proud on our own soil. A younger country may be the reason, but I believe its engrained in the culture of our people. We come together when we face adversity, and let me tell you, as soon as you see another aussie when you are overseas, instantly you become ‘mates’.
As men at work once said. He just smiled and gave me a vegemite sandwich.
Here are three of the versions that QANTAS and the Australian government have produced, the first in 1998, the second in 2001 and a special remake in 2009. My personal favourite is the version from 2001.