Dolly Everett: Mourners gather to remember girl following suicide over alleged bullying.


A teenage girl who took her own life after alleged bullying has been remembered by her family as a person who "saw the good in everybody she met".

Hundreds of mourners in the Northern Territory town of Katherine have celebrated the life of 14-year-old Amy 'Dolly' Everett at a memorial service.

The 14-year-old girl was from a well-known cattle family in the Northern Territory and was once the face of Akubra, with a photo of her smiling as a child eight years ago featuring in an ad campaign.

Dolly's father Tick Everett was joined by the teenager's mother, Kate, and sister Meg, to deliver a statement after the service.

"As a family, we will remember Dolly as a kind, gentle and loving little girl who loved her animals and cared so deeply for other people less fortunate than her," Mr Everett said.

"She was loved by so many and made friends with everyone she came across."

"Dolly saw the good in this world and the good in everybody she met."

The family nicknamed her Dolly because mother Kate thought she looked like "a perfect little china doll, Dolly just stuck", Mr Everett said.

He praised his daughter's happy-go-lucky attitude and said she was "a little pocket rocket".

"She knew what she wanted, she wasn't afraid to go and get it," Mr Everett said.

He said she "loved anything that had four legs and a heartbeat… if she could raise it she'd do it".

PHOTO: Amy 'Dolly' Everett had been the face of Akubra with this photo, taken eight years ago. (Facebook: Akubra)

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