Google Celebrates The Legacy Of Eddie Mabo

Google Celebrates The Legacy Of Eddie Mabo
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If you head over to Google’s home page today, you’ll see a portrait to honour what would have been Indigenous land rights campaigner Eddie Mabo’s 80th birthday.

Mabo, among many other achievements, was the driving force behind abolishing the “terra nullius” (meaning “nobody’s land”) laws used by the British to claim Australian land, despite at least 50,000 years of Aboriginal history on the continent.

“Today’s Doodle marks the 80th birthday of Eddie Mabo, a Torres Strait Islander who is known for campaigning for Indigenous land rights and for his role in a landmark decision by the High Court of Australia which overturned the legal doctrine of terra nullius,” Google told Gizmodo.

“We’re proud to honour Eddie Mabo’s legacy with a Doodle.”