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The Case That Intrigued a Nation
It was a case that captured the fascination of a country. The tragic loss of a baby in the harsh central Australian landscape taken by a dingo from her family during a camping trip. The disappearance of 2-month-old baby Azaria Chamberlain in Ayers Rock in 1980 was as chilling as it was intriguing. The case led to an exhaustive police investigation which saw her mother Lindy Chamberlain trialled for murder, spending 3 years in jail and later acquitted and released.
Lindy Chamberlain and baby Azaria photo courtesy en.wikipedia.org
This unique play re-visits the powerful story of Lindy Chamberlain and explores the public's relationship with one of 20th century Australia's most iconic figures. For over 30 years, Lindy received over 20 000 letters from members of the public offering sharing support, perspectives and personal details of their own effects of losing a child. These letters form the basis of the play to create a conversation between Lindy Chamberlain and Australia.