In 1980, nine-week-old Azaria Chamberlain was taken by a dingo from her family's tent near Uluru in Australia's remote Northern Territory. Her body was never found. In a terrible miscarriage of justice, her mother Lindy was wrongfully convicted of her daughter's murder and sentenced to life in prison. It was seven years before the conviction was overturned. This is the true story behind a tragedy whose echoes reverberated around the world.
"This is the story of a little girl who lived, and breathed, and loved, and was loved. She was part of me. She grew within my body and when she died, part of me died, and nothing will ever alter that fact. This is her story, and mine." – Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton
"Page after page demolishes the myth and fables that have been spun around a nation's obsession with the baby's disappearance." – The Sydney Morning Herald
"What first struck me on meeting Lindy was her sense of humour and surprising lack of bitterness. Here is a woman who has been under such macabre and intense public scrutiny and yet through all the tabloid hysteria they haven't managed to capture the real Lindy at all. There are so many myths about Lindy and the Chamberlain case that have still not been dispelled and to read this book is to get closer to the truth behind the story that has continued to fascinate Australia for the past 24 years." –Miranda Otto, Actress, Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Previously published as Through My Eyes in 2004.
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Completely compelling! Hard to imagine this is a true story. Utterly gripping from the first chapter. Heart felt life story told by a strong and courageous woman. If u haven't read this or have doubted Lindy's innocence this is a read! Unreal!!
Essential reading for anybody interested in how justice can go very wrong.
I agree with the earlier post that the book is a long one but disagree on the need to edit it as I think it offers a rare glimpse into prison conditions (or at least as they were in the 80's). This story remains just as relevant today as when it was first published.
Australia owes Lindy
I will read this later, just thought it was my duty to buy this book in support of a strong lady. Alan Jones, thank you for being so supportive and bringing this book offering to our attention.
If you believe in justice, you need to buy a copy of this book, which costs only a little more than a cup of coffee.