Chrissy's Island Family

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Chrissy's Island Family
Chrissy's Island Family CD.jpg
Studio album by Christine Anu
Released 4 July 2007
Genre Children's music
Label ABC Music
Christine Anu chronology
Chrissy's Island Family
Intimate and Deadly
Singles from Chrissy's Island Family
  1. "Chrissy's Island Family"
    Released: 2007

Chrissy's Island Family is the fifth studio and first children album by ARIA Award winning, Torres Strait Islander singer Christine Anu. The album features a collection of songs resonating from Anu's Indigenous cultural upbringing in the Torres Strait Island. Each song has been carefully written and developed by Christine Anu and contains a heartfelt message about the changing world we live in.[1]

The album was released in July 2007 via ABC Music. Upon release, Anu said; "I'm trying to help make it understood that Indigenous culture is Australian culture and it belongs to all of us." [2]

To coincide with the release of the album, a live stage show featuring Anu as a live action costume character toured Australia. The show is about Chrissy, a young, full of adventure girl who enjoys discovering the wonders of her island home in the Torres Strait. Featuring new songs and fun stories about her best friends and Tropical Island Blue, Chrissy delights all she meets. The show is described as uniquely Australian.[3]

In May 2012, the show toured New Zealand [4] and in schools in New South Wales in August, albeit without Anu.[5]

At the ARIA Music Awards of 2007, the album was nominated for 'Best Children's Album', losing out to The Wiggles' Pop Go the Wiggles!.[6]

Track listing[edit]

CD/DD [7]
  1. "Chrissy's Island Family"
  2. "Hello (Sea Napa)"
  3. "Sunny Sunshine"
  4. "Tropical Island Blue"
  5. "Nak E Ba Na Na"
  6. "Cassowary"
  7. "Indijin-us"
  8. "Waru"
  9. "Chugga Choo"
  10. "Rattle Drum"
  11. "We Fish"
  12. "Save Our World"
  13. "Waltzing Matilda"
  14. "My Friends"
  15. "Island Christmas"
  16. "Sea Shell Lullaby"


  1. ^ "Chrissy's Island Family (CD)". Girl. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Creative Spirits Christine Anu". Creative Spirits. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "Chrissy's Island Family (tour)". Entertainment Store. 2007. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "Chrissy's Island Family wows our children". Farren Hotham. Wellington Times. 14 August 2012. Retrieved 16 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "Chrissy's Island Family Puts A Smile On The Faces Of Children In The Murdi Paaki Region – August 2012". Hot of the Press. August 2012. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  6. ^ "ARIA Awards – History: Winners by Year 2007: 21st Annual ARIA Awards". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 13 June 2012. 
  7. ^ "Creative Spirits Christine Anu". Creative Spirits. Retrieved 17 August 2016.