Azaria Chamberlain Case

By Bec D
  • Azaria Chamberlain Born

    Azaria Chantel Loren Chamberlain was the third child of Lindy and Michael Chamberlain. Her name – of Hebrew origin - means "helped by God".
  • Put To Bed

    Around 8pm, Lindy put 10 month old Azaria and 4 year Reagan to bed in the tent. She rejoined the others about 10 minutes later.
  • Azaria Goes Missing

    A few minute after Lindy rejoins the others,they hear Azaria cry and Lindy goes to check on her. She is not in the tent. Lindy cries out: "My God, my God, the dingo's got my baby!" Three hundred people, including Aboriginal trackers, search the area but find nothing.
  • Her Clothes are Found

    Azaria's bloodstained jumpsuit, booties, nappy and singlet are found near the base of the Rock, but not her matinee jacket.
  • Blood Found In Car

    Discovery of large quantities of blood in the now-dismantled family car.
  • Lindy is Charged

    After new forensic evidence – some of it related to bloodstains - is presented at a second inquest, Coroner Gerry Galvin commits Lindy to stand trial charged with murdering Azaria. Michael Chamberlain is charged as an accessory after the fact.
  • New Evidence Presented

    Biologist Joy Kuhl says the blood in the Torana is from an infant. An expert says it would be impossible for a baby's head to fit inside a dingo's mouth.
  • Lindy Guilty

    Lindy is found guilty of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment. Michael receives an 18-month suspended sentence.
  • The Matinee is Found

    Chamberlain solicitor Stuart Tipple is tipped off that Azaria's missing matinee jacket has been found during a search for the body of a fallen British climber at Ayers Rock.
  • Chamberlains Released

    After a 14-month Royal Commission, Justice Trevor Morling clears the Chamberlains. He slams the evidence offered by Joy Kuhl and other key prosecution witnesses. The Northern Territory government offers the Chamberlains a pardon.