Australia has a booming economy and its population is growing. But Australia is still a wild place.
In 1980, Lindy Chamberlain and her husband went camping with their infant daughter Azaria in Ayers Rock. Known as Uluru, this is a National Park in Central Australia. This is a huge sandstone rock formation and is a famous landmark of Australia. Tragedy stuck when Lindy claimed she saw a Dingo (wild dog native to Australia) carry off her baby Azaria in the night from the tent. Officials on the scene found clothing remnants and suspicion went straight to Lindy. The body was never found. Police officials found inconsistencies in Lindy’s story and charged her.
The trial focused on Lindy murdering her child and trying to cover the evidence. When the defense asked her “Where is your baby?” she famously replied, “The Dingo’s got my Baby!” Lindy was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison and hard labour. The defence claimed she had cut her baby’s throat and hid the body in a camera case.
Meryl Streep received an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of Lindy in the film “A Cry in the Dark” . To find out what happened next in the story, you must wait for part 2 of this blog. It gets intense.