Saturday, February 18, 2012

Azaria Chamberlain

  • SYDNEY -- The growl came first, low and throaty, piercing the darkness that had fallen across the remote Australian desert. A babys cry followed, then abruptly went silent. Inside the tent, the infant girl had vanished.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • June 11, 1980 Azaria Chantel Loren Chamberlain is born, the third child of Seventh Day Adventist pastor Michael Chamberlain and his wife Lindy. Her name of Hebrew origin - means helped by God.
  • (The Australian)
  • MORE than three decades, three coronial inquiries and one royal commission after the disappearance of Azaria Chamberlain, evidence of Fraser Island dingo attacks is now vital to a fresh attempt by the Chamberlains to definitively clear their names.
  • (Sunshine Coast Daily)
  • The Lindy Chamberlain Files Part 3: Life After Azaria. The Daily Telegraphs Janet Fife-Yeoman looks into the current lives of the people affected by the Azaria case. Lindy Chamberlain was freed from Darwin prison after the babys matinee jacket was found at Uluru.
  • (Daily Telegraph)
  • An extraordinary saga has led to this point: just as polarising as the Azaria Chamberlain disappearance. Set against a backdrop of animosity between the families of the couple; friends, neighbours and legal teams have been harshly divided.
  • (Sydney Morning Herald)
  • This is, after all, a saga that has been compared to the Azaria Chamberlain case for the way that its polarised opinions. A lot has been lost, a woman is dead, and Gabe Watson faces life in prison if he is found guilty. So there is a lot still at stake.
  • (ABC Online)
  • 1982 - Coroner Gerry Galwin commits Lindy Chamberlain to stand trial on charge of murdering her 10-week-old daughter Azaria, who disappeared at Ayers Rock, central Australia, in August 1980. 1984 - Medicare scheme formally adopted in Australia.
  • (Daily Telegraph)

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