An Australian coroner has made a final ruling that a dingo dog took baby Azaria Chamberlain from a campsite in 1980 and caused her death.
Lindy Chamberlain and her husband appeared at court where the coroner has ruled that a dingo took and killed baby Azaria Chamberlain from a campsite in the Outback, just as her mother Lindy Chamberlain- Breighton said from the beginning.
The timeline of this case started on 17 Aug 1980 when Baby Azaria Chamberlain disappeared from a campsite near Uluru (Ayers Rock) - her parents say she was taken by a dingo'. In 1982 her mother Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton was convicted of murder; and the father Michael Chamberlain was found guilty of being an accessory. In 1986, Police found a piece of the baby's clothing in an area of dingo lairs - the case is then reopened. On 15 Sep 1988: Both Lindy and Michael Chamberlain are cleared of charges. In 1995: an Open verdict was recorded following another inquest. Earlier this year a fourth inquest was opened which recorded an open verdict.
Speaking outside the court Mrs Chamberlain and her ex-husband said they are relieved and delighted to come to the end of this saga,''. She added that ''No longer will Australia be able to say that dingoes are not dangerous,'' she added. ''We live in a beautiful country but it is dangerous.''
Written & Presented by Ann Salter