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My Island Home

"...My home is Australia
We are a land bound by sea
Though I may travel far across the ocean
It will never forget me
An' my island home, my island home
My island home is waiting for me..."

Lyrics from "My Island Home" by Warumpi Band.



A couple of years ago, I visited Tasmania for a big family reunion on my mum's side of the family. A few of us took a couple of days to drive north together, spending some time at a holiday home on Tasmania's northern coast at a small town called Hawley. I got up one morning to watch the sun come up over the bay, and reflect a little bit on my time away from Australia and my family. It's wonderful to see that when I'm home, no matter where I look, my homeland is welcoming me back.


Jacob Lucas

Seattle, WA, USA