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Bullying suicide: Mourners wear blue for Akubra girl Dolly

From BBC - January 11, 2018

Mourners wearing blue have remembered Australian teenager Amy "Dolly" Everett who took her own life after alleged cyber-bullying.

The death of the 14-year-old girl, once the face of iconic Australian outback hat brand Akubra, prompted grief and shock across the nation.

About 300 people attended her funeral in the Northern Territory on Friday, dressed in the girl's favourite colour.

Her father said she would be remembered as a "gentle and loving little girl".

"We do not want another family to go through what we are going through," Tick Everett said in the town of Katherine on Friday.

"Stop bullying and be kind and do it for Dolly."

Mr Everett had earlier shared his grief on Facebook and called for more action bullying so that his daughter's life "would not be wasted".

The family has set up a foundation called Dolly's Dream to raise awareness about bullying, depression and youth suicide.

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