Which Indigenous people are ranking as the top ten Aboriginal stars in Google.
School students completing homework and searching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, Journalists, sporting aficionados and many more have influenced how these stars are ranked by Google.
Téa and Belle did some investigative work on who where the top ten most googled Indigenous People
10. Lance Franklin
Lance “Buddy” Franklin has dominated the AFL for over a decade. Currently playing for the Sydney Swans, Buddy is currently the tenth-highest goal kicker in the AFL history. Although AFL has a number of Indigenous players, Buddy stood out from the group because of his dominating skills and exceptional talents. If you would like to read more about Lance, Click Here
9. Cathy Freeman
Olympic Gold Medalist and Australian former sprinter Cathy Freeman is also on the list of trending Indigenous personalities of Google Trends. She has since retired from athletics in 2003, but she never stopped making waves after her successful athletic career. In 2007, she found the Cathy Freeman Foundation which works with remote Indigenous groups. Her advocacy: to close the gap in education between the Indigenous and non-Indigenous children has gone from strength to strength. If you would like to read more on Kathy, Click Here
8. Casey Donovan
Winner of the second season of Australian Idol and the series “I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here”, these achievements should be enough to land her as one of the trending Indigenous personalities of 2017. However, Casey has also managed to lend a hand, and her name, to different charitable and nonprofit organizations.
She is also an Ambassador APRA/AMCOS and an Advocate for the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence.
Casey’s role in the Indigenous community has earned her every right to be in the list of most trending Indigenous names of 2017.
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7. Isaiah Firebrace
The X Factor Australia Season Eight winner, Isaiah Firebrace.
Isaiah is a Inspirational Aboriginal Australian, born from a Yorta Yorta father and Gunditjmara mother.
Isaiah also represented the country at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. At an early age, there are still more achievements waiting for this young lad.
This must also be the reason why his is a trending name in 2017.
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6. Johnathan Thurston
Another famous athlete has joined the ranks of famous Indigenous names of 2017.
Australian professional Rugby footballer, Johnathan Thurston, has been named countless times as one of the best Rugby League players of all time.
One of Thurston’s memorable contributions to Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islanders is the League of Their Own calendars that help raise money for the Koori Kids Foundation.
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5. Jessica Mauboy
Australian R&B and Pop Singer Jessica Mauboy is the next on the list of Trending Indigenous Names in 2017.
Her mother is an Indigenous Australian from the Kuku Yulanji people.
Jessica’s positivity and advocacy for Indigenous people is why she has is considered a role model to young girls, both indigenous and non-indigenous alike.
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4. Renold Quinlan
Another famous Indigenous name of 2017 is from the field of boxing, Renold Vatubua Quinlan.
Australian-Fijian pro-boxer, Renold held the IBO super-middleweight title from 2016 to 2017.
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3. Xavier Rudd
Xavier Rudd’s songs have made the Australian community become more socially conscious as they focuses on spirituality, humanity, environmentalism and the rights of the Aboriginal people.
Xavier’s way of living was championed from the Aboriginal way of living, often spending his time in the Australian bush.
Xavier Rudd is an Australian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Several of Rudd's songs incorporate socially conscious themes, such as spirituality, humanity, environmentalism and the rights of Aboriginal peoples.
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2. Patrick Mills
Another athlete in the 2017 Biggest Indigenous names is Patrick “Patty” Mills, a professional Australian NBA player for San Antonio Spurs. The second Indigenous player to drafted in one of the world-famous basketball leagues.
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And the number 1 spot for the most googled Indigenous person for 2017
1. Anthony Mundine
Hailing from the Bundjalung people of New South Wales, Mundine’s passion for sports has made him to be considered as one of Australia’s best all-around athletes. He has been named as the “Indigenous Male Sportsperson of the Year” three times.
Love him or mmmmmnn someone has been googling him, A LOT.
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That completes our 10 Biggest Indigenous Names of 2017.
These Indigenous people have been Googled because of their hard work, talent and determination. Who knows how many Aboriginal kids will become inspired to achieve the success that they have reached and how many people will learn about our history by reading their stories and achievements through the power of google.