A coroner has finally put to rest the death of baby Azaria at Uluru in 1980. The dingo did it. Yep, it’s official, the death certificate of Azaria Chamberlain can now be changed. Lindy Chamberlain (now Chamberlain-Creighton) who was originally jailed for the baby’s murder and ex hubby Michael Chamberlain, who was charged as being an accessory after the fact, were both exonerated after a royal commission in 1987. However, the cause of Azaria’s death was never officially determined . Now at least there is finally some closure.
Background – In 1980, while the Chamberlains were staying at a popular camping ground at Uluru, a dingo crept into the tent where baby Azaria and her two brothers were sleeping and dragged the 9 week old out by its jacket. Lindy cried out that a “dingo’s got my baby”. Despite an extensive search no trace of Azaria was ever found except for a torn baby’s jacket. Suspicion soon turned to the Chamberlains and they were later sent to trial and found guilty of Azaria’s murder. The pair were later exonerated after Lindy served several years in jail. The case divided the nation.