Mis­cha’s ar­rival adds to na­tional mile­stone

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS -

IS LIT­TLE Mis­cha num­ber 24 mil­lion?

We’ll never know for sure but Aus­tralia’s pop­u­la­tion reached 24 mil­lion and Mis­cha Jane Di­dovich-Lasalo made her­self avail­able for the spe­cial num­ber at Ne- pean Hos­pi­tal. On Mon­day last week Mis­cha let her mum Jes­sica Di­dovich, of St Marys, know she was ready to ar­rive. As she and her hus­band Solomone waited for Mis­cha’s ar­rival, the Aus­tralian Bureau of Stat- is­tic’s pop­u­la­tion clock kept tick­ing. It in­di­cated the pop­u­la­tion, based on a pro­jec­tion cal­cu­lated us­ing births and deaths data and mi­gra­tion fig­ures, would reach 24 mil­lion about 12.50am on Tues­day.

Mis­cha ar­rived at 5.23am weigh­ing 4.4kg and 53cm long.

Mum Jes­sica said if her first baby was the 24 mil­lionth per­son in Aus­tralia, “it would be ex­cit­ing but we will never know”.

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