Her husband, Michael, was found guilty of being an accessory after the fact. Lindy Chamberlain opens up for the first time since she was put behind bars for a crime she did not commit. Her parents, Lindy and Michael Chamberlain, reported that she had been taken from their tent by a dingo. She got a little bit further and choked up again. "And they said, 'Look, Lindy. Many fellow Australians did not trust Lindy’s story either. Post continues below. 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. Media interest in the case was enormous, and people paraded outside the court wearing t-shirts that read: "The dingo is innocent". 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. With Meryl Streep, Sam Neill, Dale Reeves, David Hoflin. At the same time, all of the eyewitnesses had police at their doors, asking for statements. Mrs Chamberlain, what happened to your baby?' The story of Lindy Chamberlain is without a doubt the most famous case in Australian legal history. If you're going to get your message out there, you really are going to have to control yourself. The tragic death of a baby girl in outback Australia that at one point in time became a … 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.. How could a bereaved mother appear so cold? "Because if you watch them eat the carcass of a cow, or something like that, they don't eat the skin. Lindy Chamberlain in 2012. Lindy Chamberlain appears in the new two-part documentary Lindy Chamberlain: The True Story. It was heavily blood stained around the collar but mostly intact. I am so sorry for your loss. There were claims that they'd killed Azaria in a satanic ritual, claims of human sacrifice, of kidnapping, and coverups. Marking 40 years since Azaria Chamberlain’s disappearance, it features Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton and family members. 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. 17 August, 1980. 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. Watch: 40 years on, Lindy Chamberlain is sharing her story. 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. Azaria Chamberlain would now be 40 years old. Lindy Chamberlain: The Full Story 1st Edition by Ken Crispen (Author) 5.0 out of 5 stars 4 ratings. 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. 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 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. The police would not get their wish of a confession for they failed to recognise how important innocence is to innocent people. Directed by Fred Schepisi. His archival footage forms part of the documentary. Photo / Supplied. 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. But it did little to reclaim the public's favour. The story of the disappearance of Azaria Chamberlain and the subsequent trials of her mother, Lindy, have been extensively covered. "It began with the journalist saying, 'Mrs Chamberlain, what happened to your baby?' 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. 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). Please sign in to contribute to the Mamamia Community. 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. Michael and Lindy Chamberlain holding up photo of Azara after inquest. 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. 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. That's in spite of the definitive, legal ruling about what happened to Azaria. Into that tiny crack of false suspicion, bizarre rumours and speculation poured. 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. So how did the taxing high-profile case affect the kids? 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. Now, try again, get your emotions under control, and try to answer our questions.' In October 1982, Lindy was convicted of murdering her little girl by slitting her throat. The Chamberlains fought to prove their innocence, until they reached the end of all legal means available to them. The first inquest found that Azaria had died by a dingo attack, and the Coroner chastised the police for shoddy work. Even the Crown prosecutor, in the trial, had said it was a case of ‘simple alternatives’; either a dingo killed Azaria, or Lindy did. 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. 10 has assembled a pretty impressive list of interview subjects for Lindy Chamberlain: The True Story. 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 … From grief comes love. Some who felt attacked by the coroner vowed to ‘set things right’ as they saw it. 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. 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. Watch the full story above. Price New from Used from Paperback "Please retry" $6.90 — $1.99: Paperback $6.90 Image: AAP. They use their feet like hands and pull back the skin as they go, and they'll just peel it like an orange.". 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 . One newspaper headline said it best – “OUTRAGE”. 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 … Five words that will forever divide a nation. 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). Source: Supplied to Kidspot 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. Lindy saw a dingo coming out of the tent and dingo tracks were seen around and inside the tent. Part one of Lindy Chamberlain: The True Story airs Sunday at 7:30pm on Channel 10 and Ten Play. 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. 2 It was one of the greatest miscarriages of justice in Australian history. 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. 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. She received a life sentence with no parole; he received a three year suspended sentence. After years of torment, on June 12, 2012, Coroner Elizabeth Morris formally declared that Azaria had been snatched and killed by a dingo.