Google Doodle fetes Oz poet Dorothea Mackellar's 126th B'day

Written by: Abdul Nisar
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Google Doodle Dorothea Mackeller
Melbourne, Jul 1: The search engine giant Google featured a new Doodle on its search engine in Australia to celebrate the 126th birthday of Australian poet and fiction writer Isobel Marion Dorothea Mackellar, who is popularly known as Dorothea Mackellar.

The new Google Doodle for Dorothea Mackellar appeared on Friday, Jul 1 depicted the portrait of the poet instead of usual Google logo. Unlike other interactive doodles, the new doodle was simple and attractive.

Dorothea Mackellar was born on 1 Jul, 1885 in Sydney. Although raised in a professional urban family, Mackellar's poetry is usually regarded as quintessential bush poetry, inspired by her experience on her brothers' farms near Gunnedah, North-West New South Wales.

According to Wikipedia, Dorothea Mackellar's best-known poem is My Country, written at age 19 while homesick in England, and first published in the London Spectator in 1908 under the title Core of My Heart.

Technology giant Google never misses a chance to feature Doodles on its search engine homepage globally and locally. The interactive and beautifully designed Google Doodles remind us about special days and life of great artists and scientists.

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