A 14-year-old girl who was once the face of Akubra– Australia’s famous cowboy-style hat – has taken her own life after being harassed online, prompting calls by her family to “stop the bullies”.
The parents of Amy “Dolly” Everett, who appeared in a popular advertising campaign for Akubra when she was 8, said she was a “caring, beautiful soul” and expressed hope that her death would raise awareness about bullying and harassment.
Tick Everett, her father, said in a Facebook post that Amy had taken her life “to escape the evil in this world”. He did not reveal details of  the bullying but appealed to those responsible to attend a memorial service for her in their home town of Katherine in outback central Australia.
“If we can help other precious lives from being lost and the suffering of so many, then Doll’s life will not be wasted,” he wrote.
“If by some chance the …