The last letter written by the 10-year-old victim of the Bourke Street attack in Melbourne last week has been published online.
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Thalia Hakin wrote the letter as a contribution to an international school competition, just months before she was tragically killed. In the letter, published by The Australian Jewish News, she wrote of moving from "darkness" to "light".
"When you light up a candle you light up your neshema [soul]," Thalia wrote in celebration of the Jewish holidays Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
"And you light up the world. And when you light up the world you make it a better place. Like for you, me and everybody.
"Now the world is dark but soon to be bright for us. And im yirtzeh hashem [God willing] mashiach [the messiah] will come."
Thalia was killed when 26-year-old Dimitrious Gargasoulas allegedly drove his car into the crowds of pedestrians on busy Bourke Street last Friday.
Her funeral was yesterday afternoon, after a procession through her school in St Kilda East.