Lindy Chamberlain

  • Kahlia born in custody.

  • Azaria Chanberlain is born

  • Azaria was taken from the tent by a dingo

  • Wally Goodwin finds jumpsuit, booties, nappy & singlet, matinee jacket still missing.

  • Alice Springs Coroner Denis Barritt finds that a wild dog or dingo took Azaria; that no member of the Chamberlain family was responsible for her death, but there was interference with the clothing by 'person or persons unknown'.

  • Trial begins in Darwin

    NT Judge Justice James Muirhead of the Supreme Court presiding. Called the "Trial of the Century".
  • Lindy, heavily pregnant, is found guilty of 1st Degree Murder and sentenced to life imprisonment. Michael, as accessory after the fact, receives an eighteen month suspended sentence.

  • Lindy sees the matinee jacket(found in court house) and positively identifies it.

  • October 21, 1987

    A new act of Parliament is forced through to allow the Chamberlain's to return to court to clear their convictions.
  • September 15, 1988

    The Supreme Court of Darwin quashes all convictions and declares the Chamberlain's totally innocent. The court also adopts Morling's view that Azaria was taken by a dingo if they had been asked.
  • November 4, 1988

    Release of the film Evil Angels (A Cry in the Dark).
  • December 13, 1995

    Findings of the Third Inquest are announced. NT Coroner John Lowndes reiterates that neither Lindy nor Michael were in any way involved with the disappearance of their daughter. He leaves the cause of Azaria's death 'open' however.
  • October 2002

    Debut of the opera Lindy with Opera Australia.
  • October 6, 2004

    Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton calls for the case to finally be closed, and for an apology from the NT government.
  • October 6, 2004

    The NT Coroner's office decides not to reopen the inquest into the death of Azaria, saying it is not satisfied there were new facts or evidence from the Cole investigation to reopen the inquest.
  • October 2004

    Lindy releases her completely up-to-date autobiography Through My Eyes
  • November 2004

    Mini series titled after Lindy's book Through My Eyes is broadcast on Australia's Channel 7 network.