Hundreds of mourners attended the service for Amy “Dolly” Everett, who was famous for once being the face of Australian shawl code Akubra.
The commemorative was held in the Northern Territory city of Katherine, nearby her family’s cattle ranch, with many people wearing blue, the teenager’s favourite colour.
After the service, balloons and butterflies were expelled in tribute.
“Thank you to everybody for the strenuous adore and support that the family has perceived over the last few days,” pronounced Dolly’s father, Tick Everett.
“We realised many people have trafficked a prolonged way to be with us currently and we conclude everybody who came along currently to contend farewell, to a pleasing daughter and a pleasing little sister Dolly.”
A blueprint of a immature Dolly has been used by Akubra Hats given 2009, many recently at Christmas last year.
The code posted a reverence online, expressing their “shock” and observant that she had selected to finish her life to shun being bullied.
We are repelled and unsettled to hear of the flitting of “Dolly” – the immature girl many of you will recognize from the past Christmas adverts. This pleasing photo was taken 8 years ago. Dolly chose to finish her life to shun the bullying she was being subjected to. She was not even 15 years old. To consider that anyone could feel so impressed and that self-murder was their only option is unfathomable. Bullying of any kind is unacceptable. It is abuse and it is time for us to mount up when we see any kind of bullying behaviour. Dolly could be anyone’s daughter, sister, friend. We need to make certain that anyone in predicament knows there is always someone to pronounce to. Be a friend, check up on your mates. Our hearts go out to Dolly’s family and friends. Amy ‘Dolly’ Everett 1.5.2003-3.1.2018 If you need someone to pronounce to: Lifeline: 131114 Suicide Call Back Service: 1300659467 MensLine Australia: 1300789978 Beyond Blue : 1300224636 Kids Helpline: 1800551800 #stopbullyingnow #doitfordolly #justbekind
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Mr Everett, upheld by his wife Kate and daughter Meg, has urged relatives to pronounce to their children about bullying following his daughter’s death.
“Speak even if your voice shakes,” he said, quoting a heading from a blueprint of a dancer that Dolly had recently drawn. “Stop bullying and be kind, and do it for Dolly.”
Prior to the memorial, Mr Everett called for his daughter’s bullies to attend the service around social media.
“Firstly if by some possibility the people who suspicion this was a fun and done themselves feel higher by the consistent bullying and nuisance see this post, greatfully come to the service and declare the finish extinction you have created.”
Dolly’s death caused startle opposite Australia, with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull pledging to do some-more to tackle cyberbullying and lift recognition of the dangers.
“From pain and loss, we must replenish the joining to contend no to bullying,” he wrote in a Facebook comment.
Northern Territory police are questioning the bullying allegations on interest of a state coroner.
No rapist review is under way, but the coroner can suggest rapist charges at the finish of an review into an unexpected death.
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