In October 1982, Lindy was convicted of murdering her little girl by slitting her throat. Based on faulty ‘evidence’ – all of which was later overturned – Lindy was found guilty of murder and her husband of helping her conceal the crime. Lindy saw a dingo coming out of the tent and dingo tracks were seen around and inside the tent. Where are the tears? With Meryl Streep, Sam Neill, Dale Reeves, David Hoflin. Into that tiny crack of false suspicion, bizarre rumours and speculation poured. Courtesy of the new evidence, Lindy was released on remission and later pardoned and awarded $1.3 million in compensation from the Northern Territory government. There were claims that they'd killed Azaria in a satanic ritual, claims of human sacrifice, of kidnapping, and coverups. Lindy Chamberlain: The Full Story 1st Edition by Ken Crispen (Author) 5.0 out of 5 stars 4 ratings. On August 16, 1980, Lindy and Michael Chamberlain arrived in Uluru, Australia, with their young family of two boys and baby girl Azaria.The area was known to … IMAGES supplied. 17 August, 1980. The first inquest found that Azaria had died by a dingo attack, and the Coroner chastised the police for shoddy work. Even though Lindy’s conviction had been quashed in 1988, it was not until 2012 that the public felt that Lindy had been fully exonerated at last. [They said] 'Start again. 2 It was one of the greatest miscarriages of justice in Australian history. The depressions contained the imprint of a knitted garment, and next to one, small, dark patches in the sand, which they took to be blood. Photo / Supplied. If you're going to get your message out there, you really are going to have to control yourself. But in the upcoming Channel 10 documentary series, Lindy Chamberlain: The True Story, a family lawyer has shared the full story behind that interview and the 'Lindy' it presented to the world. But false rumors began to fly. Take one. Despite the lack of a body, the lack of a motive, and the lack of any eye-witnesses, the Northern Territory opened its prosecution of (a now pregnant) Lindy and Michael Chamberlain in a modern two-story courthouse in Darwin on September 13, 1982. Some members of the media and police helped spread the rumours. The Chamberlains fought to prove their innocence, until they reached the end of all legal means available to them. Azaria Chantel Loren Chamberlain (11 June – 17 August 1980) was an Australian two-month, six-day old baby girl who was killed by a dingo on the night of 17 August 1980, on a family camping trip to Uluru in the Northern Territory.Her body was never found. The story of the disappearance of Azaria Chamberlain and the subsequent trials of her mother, Lindy, have been extensively covered. Lindy Chamberlain: The True Story Ep. There have … Ultimately, the Chamberlain’s convictions were quashed and they were exonerated. Source: Supplied to Kidspot Through interviews with Lindy, her children and eyewitnesses today, archival footage and broadcasts and - for the first time -access to Lindy’s personal archive of family stills, movies, audio recordings and letters Lindy Chamberlain: The True Story is a compelling universal story that still resonates today. If you're not already a Mamamia member, sign up (it's easy, we promise). Alice Lynne "Lindy" Chamberlain-Creighton (née Murchison; born 4 March 1948) is a New Zealand-born woman who was wrongfully convicted in one of Australia's most publicised murder trials. She got a little bit further and choked up again. 10 has assembled a pretty impressive list of interview subjects for Lindy Chamberlain: The True Story. The baby’s body was never found in the widespread search carried out in the area, and for some investigators, the story with the dingo seemed dubious. The story of Lindy Chamberlain is without a doubt the most famous case in Australian legal history. The simple story is that three people heard the cry of Azaria on the night she disappeared from the tent in the camping ground at Ayers Rock (Uluru). Lindy Chamberlain opens up for the first time since she was put behind bars for a crime she did not commit. Accused of killing her nine-week-old daughter, Azaria, while camping at Uluru in 1980, she maintained that she saw a dingo leave the tent where Azaria was sleeping. Still, even though the first Coroner had said he believed a dingo responsible, and the Royal Commission and NT Supreme Court echoed that, the NT government would not agree with them. I am so sorry for your loss. The tragic death of a baby girl in outback Australia that at one point in time became a … Many fellow Australians did not trust Lindy’s story either. It seems hard to fathom, as all of the key witnesses were still alive, the testing still available, and the Royal Commission did enormous research, finally saying that it had not been proved beyond reasonable doubt that a dingo hadnot taken Azaria. But it did little to reclaim the public's favour. ‘A dingo’s got my baby’. She began to answer and choked up in distress and burst into tears. The simple story is that three people heard the cry of Azaria on the night she disappeared from the tent in the camping ground at Ayers Rock (Uluru). A Dingo’s Got My Baby: The Lindy Chamberlain Story is the Chamberlain family’s story of love, loss and redemption, told exclusively by them. Azaria Chamberlain would now be 40 years old. In the documentary Lindy Chamberlain: The True Story, narrated by actor Sam Neill, the two-part series featured insights and exclusive interviews with family friends, high court judges, forensic experts, lawyers, high profile media, professors of history, novelists, filmmakers, and more, giving viewers the complete story. Media interest in the case was enormous, and people paraded outside the court wearing t-shirts that read: "The dingo is innocent". Watch the full story above. Shortly after the disappearance of nine-week-old Azaria Chamberlain in August 1980, a television journalist showed her mother, Lindy, a police photograph of the baby's jumpsuit. Despite the lack of a body, the lack of a motive, and the lack of any eye-witnesses, the Northern Territory opened its prosecution of (a now pregnant) Lindy and Michael Chamberlain in a modern two-story courthouse in Darwin on September 13, 1982. The two-part event premieres Lindy Chamberlain: The True Story at 7.30pm on Sunday September 27 on 10 and 10 play. Price New from Used from Paperback "Please retry" $6.90 — $1.99: Paperback $6.90 The Lindy Tapes is a documentary six-months in the making that uncovers stunning new evidence in the now infamous Chamberlain case. Image: AAP. And so they persevered. Her husband, Michael, was found guilty of being an accessory after the fact. "It began with the journalist saying, 'Mrs Chamberlain, what happened to your baby?' His archival footage forms part of the documentary. Lindy saw a dingo coming out of the tent and dingo tracks were seen around and inside the tent. Take two. From grief comes love. Lindy Chamberlain: The True Story is the definitive story of the life of Lindy Chamberlain and how the shocking circumstances of the tragic loss of her baby, and its extraordinary aftermath, continues to resonate today.. At the same time, all of the eyewitnesses had police at their doors, asking for statements. Part one of Lindy Chamberlain: The True Story airs Sunday at 7:30pm on Channel 10 and Ten Play. So how did the taxing high-profile case affect the kids? Hear the truth of what happened that fateful night and the devastation that followed the Chamberlain family for years to come. An assumption was made about what a grieving parent looks like, and through Lindy's infamous interview and other media appearances, many decided she didn't fit. Shortly after the alarm was raised, Aboriginal and white trackers following the dingo prints (until they could no longer, as it mixed with shoe prints of humans on the road) saw drag marks in the sand; in two places were there was a shallow depression in the sand, where a bundle had been set down, apparently while the animal rested. Time does not remove the pain and sadness of the death of a child.". They use their feet like hands and pull back the skin as they go, and they'll just peel it like an orange.". Marking 40 years since Azaria Chamberlain’s disappearance, it features Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton and family members. Lindy Chamberlain in 2012. In the meantime, Lindy and Michael Chamberlain were living a horror as they faced accusations of infanticide. Some who felt attacked by the coroner vowed to ‘set things right’ as they saw it. Lindy Chamberlain famously lost her nine-week-old daughter Azaria when she was dragged from a tent in Uluru, in the Northern Territory, on August 17, 1980. "What actually went to air was take seven.". Her voice breaking as she delivered the ruling, Coroner Morris said, "Please accept my sincere sympathies on the death of your special and loved daughter and sister, Azaria. The journalist echoed the persistent question that had been raised around the family's version of events: if a dingo had taken Azaria from her tent that night, how were her clothes so undamaged? Lindy Chamberlain and her family share their side of the infamous ‘a dingo stole my baby’ story in a Network 10 exclusive Lindy Chamberlain: The True Story.. After 40 years since the disappearance of Chamberlains’ daughter Azaria, t he true narrative about what happened on that night is disclosed, as well as the devastation that followed the Chamberlain family for years to come. He was in court when Lindy Chamberlain was found guilty of murder in 1982, and on Tuesday when the coroner found her daughter was killed by a wild dingo. Through interviews with Lindy, her children and eyewitnesses today, archival footage and broadcasts and - for the first time -access to Lindy's personal archive of family stills, movies, audio recordings and letters Lindy Chamberlain: The True Story is a compelling universal story that still resonates today. From the beginning it was clear what the agenda was. It was heavily blood stained around the collar but mostly intact. Watch: 40 years on, Lindy Chamberlain is sharing her story. Declaration of interest: The writer recorded the first television interview with the Chamberlains and covered the story as a journalist and TV producer for several years. Five words that will forever divide a nation. "If you've ever seen a dingo eat, there'd be no difficulty at all," she said. Please sign in to contribute to the Mamamia Community. Lindy Chamberlain being wrongly convicted of murder is the real-life story that every Australian knows. But in the upcoming Channel 10 documentary series, Lindy Chamberlain: The True Story, a family lawyer has shared the full story behind that interview and the 'Lindy' it presented to the world. "Because if you watch them eat the carcass of a cow, or something like that, they don't eat the skin. After years of torment, on June 12, 2012, Coroner Elizabeth Morris formally declared that Azaria had been snatched and killed by a dingo. Lindy Chamberlain: The True Story can be seen on Ten Play. In August 1980, nine-week-old Azaria Chamberlain disappeared from the Chamberlain family's campsite at Uluru, with the finger pointed at mother Lindy. Now, try again, get your emotions under control, and try to answer our questions.' When the eyewitnesses began to describe what they had seen or heard, the police told them that ‘they did not want to hear anything about a dingo. This is a murder investigation.’The police told those who had been there on the night, and had seen the evidence first hand, that they expected an early confession from Lindy; they did not even expect it to go to trial. 10 has released a promo for a new special A Dingo’s Got My Baby: The Lindy Chamberlain Story, produced by Easy Tiger and Empress Road, in which Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton reflects on the infamous incident of August 17th 1980.. Screen Australia provided principal production investment for the documentary and Head of Documentary, Bernadine Lim said “The Chamberlain’s story has … Eight months later, in the coordinated nationwide ‘Operation Ochre’ the Chamberlain’s home was searched and large quantities of items were taken by police. • … He felt that some police may have been against the idea of a dingo being involved, and that their ‘evidence’ against the Chamberlains did not stand up. She received a life sentence with no parole; he received a three year suspended sentence. For everyone who had been with the Chamberlains that day, or held the vigil with them that night as they waited for word on their daughter, there was no question that the Chamberlains were a loving family, and that they had just experienced the loss of their daughter and sister under horrific circumstances. A two-part documentary titled 'Lindy Chamberlain: The True Story' also revealed then-Northern Territory Attorney-General Marshall Perron admitted … We look back at wrongly accused Lindy Chamberlain's relationship with her ex-husband Michael Chamberlain and how she found love again with current spouse, Rick Creighton. Mrs Chamberlain, what happened to your baby?' Photo credit: Daniel Hartley-Allen/Getty Images Network 10 have announced they will screen the new documentary A Dingo’s Got My Baby: The Lindy Chamberlain Story . Dr Ken Krispin QC, who represented the Chamberlains at a 1987 Royal Commission, said his team was able to get hold of the full tape recording, which revealed it had been recorded after multiple takes. It was detailed, detached, almost academic. One newspaper headline said it best – “OUTRAGE”. Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton, with her ex-husband, Michael Chamberlain, right, spoke to the media after a coroner ruled that their baby, Azaria, was taken by a dingo in 1980. Directed by Fred Schepisi. Michael and Lindy Chamberlain holding up photo of Azara after inquest. The response Lindy gave played a pivotal role in turning the tide of public opinion against her. Four years later they received some compensation. But suddenly, bowing to multiple pressures, the Northern Territory released Lindy and established a Royal Commission to review all the evidence. How could a bereaved mother appear so cold? A Dingo’s Got My Baby: The Lindy Chamberlain Story is the Chamberlain family’s story of love, loss and redemption, told exclusively by them. The police would not get their wish of a confession for they failed to recognise how important innocence is to innocent people. Her baby Azaria was taken from a campsite by a dingo - and Lindy was put on trial for murder and imprisoned for a crime she didn’t commit. Even the Crown prosecutor, in the trial, had said it was a case of ‘simple alternatives’; either a dingo killed Azaria, or Lindy did. The Chamberlains' tent at Uluru. "And they said, 'Look, Lindy. The first inquest was overturned, and the second inquest made no finding, but bound the Chamberlains over for trial. See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Blood from Azaria was found in large quantities – for an infant – on the tent mattress and other items, on the tent itself, near the carry-basket she had been sleeping in, and next to dingo tracks. In December 2011 the NT Coroner’s office announced that there was to be another inquest, and on 12 June 2012 Coroner Elizabeth Morris delivered her finding that Azaria had indeed been taken by a dingo. Lindy Chamberlain appears in the new two-part documentary Lindy Chamberlain: The True Story. Post continues below. Site Development by: Filipino Web Developer. Lindy Chamberlain: The True Story, which is set to air Sunday September 27 and Monday, September 28 at 7.30pm on Network Ten, will share never-heard-before details of the case that captured the nation’s attention for so many decades. Her parents, Lindy and Michael Chamberlain, reported that she had been taken from their tent by a dingo. The first part of the two-part documentary Lindy Chamberlain: The True Story premiered on Sunday on Network 10, where Ms Chamberlain and her family shared their side of the story. 17 August, 1980. She was sentenced to life in prison, but served three years before Azaria's matinee jacket, the existence of which police had refuted, was found partially buried near a dingo lair at Uluru. A Dingo’s Got My Baby: The Lindy Chamberlain Story is the Chamberlain family’s story of love, loss and redemption, told exclusively by them. But, in 1995, confirming that none of the Chamberlains were in any way responsible for Azaria’s death, the coroner at that time ruled that the cause of her death could not be determined. A mother whose child was killed in a dingo attack in the Australian Outback fights to prove her innocence when she is accused of murder. These hurtful rumours stalk the Chamberlains to this day. The outfit had been found at Uluru, near the campsite from which the little girl infamously vanished. That's in spite of the definitive, legal ruling about what happened to Azaria.