It is now official: a dingo did eat her baby. The terrible story of the disappearance of Azaria Chamberlain in 1980 became an international sensation with a movie, “A Cry In The Dark,” and the famous tag line “A Dingo ate my baby.” Azaria’s mother Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton was jailed for murder and her husband Michael given a suspended sentence as an accessory after the fact. However, both were cleared in 1987. Now a coroner says the mother was telling the truth from the start and that dingoes were likely responsible. The finding confirms the view of many and confirms the chilling nightmare created by the state for this grieving family. We previously discussed the new investigation and evidence.
Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton cried with the finding and stated that “No longer will Australia be able to say the dingoes are not dangerous and will only attack if provoked.” She was given a new death certificate with a changed cause of death entry from “unknown” to “as a result of being attacked and taken by a dingo”. What a bitter success that must be for the family.