A dingo has got my baby timeline

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  • Azaria Chamberlain was Born

    Azaria Chamberlain was Born
  • Azaria dissapeared

    On 17th of August 1980, Azaria Chamberlain was taken/killed. She dissapeared from her tent at the families camping trip at Uluru, Northern Territory. She was only 10 weeks old at the time.
  • Jumpsuit & Singlet found

    Jumpsuit & Singlet found
    A tourist found the bloody remains of Azarias jumpsuit and singlet near a bolder at the base of Ayers Rock.
  • First Coroner's Inquest

    The first coroner's inquest into the death of Azaria.
  • Dingo Found Guilty

    Dingo Found Guilty
    Denis Barritt finds that a dingo/wild dog did in fact take Azaria and presumably kill her.
  • Chamberlains House Searched

    Northern Territory police search the Chamberlains home in Cooranbong, New South Wales.
  • Second Corener's Inquest

    A second Coroner's Inquest into the death opens.
  • Chamberlains are Charged

    Second Inquest Coroner Gerry Galvin commits Lindy Chamberlain to trial on charge of murdering Azaria. Michael Chamberlain is charged as an accessory.
  • Chamberlain Trial opens in a Darwin Courthouse

    Chamberlain Trial opens in a Darwin Courthouse
    The Chamberlain trial opens in a Darwin courthouse.
  • The Defence opens its case in the Chamberlain trial

    The defence opens its case in the Chamberlain trial.
  • Jury finds Lindy guilty of murder and Michael guilty of being an accessory

    The Chamberlain case goes to the jury. Lindy is found guilty of murder and is sentenced to life at hard labor while Michael is found guilty of being an accessory after the fact and his sentence is deffered.
  • Kahlia is Born

    Lindy gives birth to a little girl, Kahlia Chamberlain
  • Lindy is released on bail pending an appeal

    Lindy is released on bail pending an appeal.
  • Lindy Chamberlain turned down for early release from prison

    The Northern Territory turns down Lindy Chamberlain's application for early release from prison
  • Matinee Jacket is Found

    Matinee Jacket is Found
    A matinee jacket was found matching the description of the jacket Azaria wore on the day of her death. This is an important part of the investigation and has been said to explain why there may not have been any dingo saliva on the actual jumpsuit.
  • Lindy Confirms the jacket is Azaria's

    Lindy Chamberlain confirms the matinee jacket was her daughters.
  • Lindy Released from Prison

    Lindy is released from prison. The Northern Territory Government announces that there will be a new inquiry into Azaria's death.
  • -Exact Date Unknown- American 'Sixty Minutes' runs interviews with the Chamberlains

    -Exact Date Unknown-
    The American version of the TV show "Sixty Minutes" runs interviews with the Chamberlains as part of a story strongly suggesting that theyre innocent.
  • Justice Moorling ssues a 379-page report analyzing the evidence of the case

    May 22, 1987
    Justice Moorling issues a 379-page report analyzing the evidence in the Chamberlain case. The report finds the evidence against the Chamberlains to be insubstantial.
  • The blood inside the car is proved to be false

    The blood that was found inside Lindy's car is proven to in fact not be blood but a chemical sometimes used by car manafacturers
  • -Exact Date Unknown- "A Cry in the Dark" is released

    -Exact Date Unknown-
    A Cry in the Dark" , a movie about the Chamberlain case is released.
  • -Exact Date Unknown- Lindy Receives $1.3 million compensation from the government

    -Exact Date Unknown-
    Lindy receives $1.3 million compensation from the government for wrongful imprisonment.
  • Third Coroners Inquest Held

    A third coroner's inquest this one a "paper inquest" into the death of Azaria is held.
  • Coroner Lowndes says Azarias death 'cannot be determined'

    Coroner Lowndes concludes that the cause of Azaria's death "cannot be determined."
  • Frank Cole takes lie detector test

    August 6, 2004
    Frank Cole, A Melbourne pensioner now 78, takes a lie detector test to prove his story that in August 1980 he shot the dingo that killed Azaria, then showed the baby's body to his companions. He passes the lying test, but Lindy still has doubts about his story.
  • -Exact Date Unknown- Fourth Coroners Inquest Opened

    -Feb 2012, Exact Date Unknown-
    After a series of dingo attacks on humans, a fourth coroner's inquest into the death of Azaria is opened. Lindy Chamberlain expresses the hope that the inquest will both clear her name and alert the public to the fact that "dingoes are a dangerous animal."