Obituaries

Dina Anastasiou

December 9, 1954 - August 15, 1968

Burial Date August 19, 1968

Committal Details Rookwood General Cemetery

15 Aug 1968

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Dina Anastasiou
was born on the 9th December 1954
to
Athanasios and Evangelia.
Dina migrated to Australia with her family
per ship TS/S “PATRIS” Ex PIRAEUS/GREECE departed 06 October 1967
Dina sadly passed away
on the 15th August 1968
nine months after she arrived in Australia
aged 15 years.
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Pupil who died ‘not education victim’ [The Canberra Times | Sat 26 Oct 1968  | Page 8  | Pupil who died ‘not education victim’
SYDNEY, Friday. —The death of a 14-year old Greek girl, who was found hanged at her home, did not suggest a deficiency in the education system, the Director of Secondary Education, Mr D. Graham, said today. The girl, Dina Anastasiou, of Dulwich Hill, was found hanged after she had run away from school on August 15. Mr Graham said there was no indication that the girl had been “emotionally disturbed”. Dina who was a student of Dulwich Hill High School, had been in Australia for only nine months and could speak little English. In Balmain Coroner’s Court yesterday Mr R. Meechan, SM, returned an open finding on the death. A solicitor, Mr J. Mc Crudden, for Dina’s parents, told the court the girl had had to have lessons at school interpreted for her.”Migrant children are brought into this country and put into classrooms not being  able to understand what is going on”, he said.”I suggest that there are many other children potentially in the same tragic position as Dina”.