Case 136

Azaria Chamberlain

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Case 136

Azaria Chamberlain

Lindy Chamberlain returned to the tent by herself and exclaimed a short time later: “My god, my god, a dingo has got my baby!”

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Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men, women and children:

 

AUSTRALIA:

Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14

Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36

Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732

Men's Line: 1300 78 99 78

Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre

 

USA:

Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255

Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741

Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233

Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846

MTC program: maketheconnection.net/resources/spread-the-word

 

UK:

Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393

SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000

Samaritans support network: 116 123

National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300

 

CANADA:

For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call/

 

NEW ZEALAND:

Lifeline: 0800 543354

Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757 (Text 4202)

CREDITS

 

Casefile Presents

 

NARRATION:

Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host

 

EPISODE:

Written by Elsha McGill and Erin Munro

Researched by Erin Munro

Creative director: Milly Raso

 

MUSIC:

‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com

All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn

 

OTHER:

Logo design by Paulina Szymanska

 

 

RESOURCES

 

BOOKS:

Evil Angels – John Bryson, edition published in 2000

New forensic evidence in support of an inquiry into the convictions of M. and L. ChamberlainChamberlain Innocence Committee, 1985

 

DOCUMENTARIES:

Dingo’s Got My Baby: Trial by Media  New York Times, Retro Report

 

WEBSITES:

Timeline – The Age

Timeline – Lindy Chamberlain

Lindy Chamberlain biography

The Trial of Lindy and Michael Chamberlain – Famous Trials

National Museum of Australia

Australian Museum

Bush Heritage Australia

Australian Geographic

Queensland Government 

Wikipedia 

 

ARTICLES:

Sydney Morning Herald newspaper archives as located at newspaper.com

Blood from animal or childSydney Morning Herald, December 19, 1981

The riddle of the clothingThe Age, January 20, 1981

Dingo killed baby, unknown person took body: coronerThe Canberra Times, February 21, 1981

Azaria met death when attacked by a wild dingo – The Age, February 21, 1981

Lindy Inc, an industry resurrected – Sydney Morning Herald, February 7, 1986

It brought it all back to her… she was very much upset – Sydney Morning Herald, February 7, 1986

For Lindy, a full pardon – Sydney Morning Herald, June 3, 1987

Lindy silent as legal saga draws to a close – The Age, May 26, 1992

Fees eat up payout: Lindy – Sydney Morning Herald, June 1, 1992

Melbourne man claims to have found Azaria’s body – ABC – PM, July 5, 2004

Chamberlains say they bear no grudge towards Frank Cole – ABC – The World Today, July 7, 2004

Accident prompted Azaria story, says neighbour – The Age, July 10, 2004

Azaria Woman? Lived Here – Warwick Daily News, August 27, 2005

A dingo ate their ethics ABC – Media Watch, September 26, 2005

Jury notes shed light on Azaria mystery Stuff, August 9, 2010

This vast stupendous fraudThe Courier Mail, February 18, 2012

Australia asks again: did a dingo kill the baby? Newsday, February 23, 2012

Azaria’s fateful night reverberates 30 years on – ABC, March 2, 2012

Three decades to reach justice Sydney Morning Herald, June 9, 2012

Dingo to blame for Azaria’s death: coroner The Age, June 12, 2012

Four Coroners – The Monthly, July 2012

Michael Chamberlain dies after battle with leukaemia The Herald Sun, January 10, 2017

 

COURT DOCUMENTS:

1982 Coronial Inquest

Chamberlain v R (No 2) (“Chamberlain case”) [1984] High Court Appeal  7; (1984) 153 CLR 521 (22 February 1984)

1986 Royal Commission

 

 

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Lindy Chamberlain returned to the tent by herself and exclaimed a short time later: “My god, my god, a dingo has got my baby!”

______

Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men, women and children:

 

AUSTRALIA:

Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14

Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36

Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732

Men's Line:  1300 78 99 78

Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre

 

USA:

Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255

Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741

Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233

Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846

 

UK:

Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393

SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000

Samaritans support network: 116 123

National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300

 

CANADA:

For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call

 

NEW ZEALAND:

Lifeline: 0800 543354

Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757 (Text 4202)

CREDITS

 

Casefile Presents

 

NARRATION:

Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host

 

EPISODE:

Written by Elsha McGill and Erin Munro

Researched by Erin Munro

Creative director: Milly Raso

 

MUSIC:

‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com

All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn

 

OTHER:

Logo design by Paulina Szymanska

 

 

RESOURCES

 

BOOKS:

Evil Angels – John Bryson, edition published in 2000

New forensic evidence in support of an inquiry into the convictions of M. and L. ChamberlainChamberlain Innocence Committee, 1985

 

DOCUMENTARIES:

Dingo’s Got My Baby: Trial by Media  New York Times, Retro Report

 

WEBSITES:

Timeline – The Age

Timeline – Lindy Chamberlain

Lindy Chamberlain biography

The Trial of Lindy and Michael Chamberlain – Famous Trials

National Museum of Australia

Australian Museum

Bush Heritage Australia

Australian Geographic

Queensland Government 

Wikipedia 

 

ARTICLES:

Sydney Morning Herald newspaper archives as located at newspaper.com

Blood from animal or childSydney Morning Herald, December 19, 1981

The riddle of the clothingThe Age, January 20, 1981

Dingo killed baby, unknown person took body: coronerThe Canberra Times, February 21, 1981

Azaria met death when attacked by a wild dingo – The Age, February 21, 1981

Lindy Inc, an industry resurrected – Sydney Morning Herald, February 7, 1986

It brought it all back to her… she was very much upset – Sydney Morning Herald, February 7, 1986

For Lindy, a full pardon – Sydney Morning Herald, June 3, 1987

Lindy silent as legal saga draws to a close – The Age, May 26, 1992

Fees eat up payout: Lindy – Sydney Morning Herald, June 1, 1992

Melbourne man claims to have found Azaria’s body – ABC – PM, July 5, 2004

Chamberlains say they bear no grudge towards Frank Cole – ABC – The World Today, July 7, 2004

Accident prompted Azaria story, says neighbour – The Age, July 10, 2004

Azaria Woman? Lived Here – Warwick Daily News, August 27, 2005

A dingo ate their ethics ABC – Media Watch, September 26, 2005

Jury notes shed light on Azaria mystery Stuff, August 9, 2010

This vast stupendous fraudThe Courier Mail, February 18, 2012

Australia asks again: did a dingo kill the baby? Newsday, February 23, 2012

Azaria’s fateful night reverberates 30 years on – ABC, March 2, 2012

Three decades to reach justice Sydney Morning Herald, June 9, 2012

Dingo to blame for Azaria’s death: coroner The Age, June 12, 2012

Four Coroners – The Monthly, July 2012

Michael Chamberlain dies after battle with leukaemia The Herald Sun, January 10, 2017

 

COURT DOCUMENTS:

1982 Coronial Inquest

Chamberlain v R (No 2) (“Chamberlain case”) [1984] High Court Appeal  7; (1984) 153 CLR 521 (22 February 1984)

1986 Royal Commission

 

 

THIS EPISODE’S SPONSORS

 

Article – Get $50 off your first order of $100 or more

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