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Azaria Chamberlain 'attacked and taken by a dingo'

Azaria Chamberlain died at Uluru, then Ayers Rock, on the 17th August 1980. The cause of her death was as the result of being attacked and taken by a dingo.

It is obvious, not just from these findings, but from other injuries and deaths since, dingos can and do cause harm to humans. The reason for this behaviour, either on the 17th August 1980 or since is beyond the scope of this inquest.

– Coroner Elizabeth Morris

The Azaria Chamberlain case

  • Azaria Chamberlain went missing in 1980 from a campsite near Ayers Rock in Australia.
  • Her mother, Lindy, was convicted and later cleared of murdering Azaria and has always maintained that a wild dog took her.
  • Her father, Michael Chamberlain, was found guilty of being an accessory but was also later cleared.
  • The latest ruling in the northern city of Darwin is the fourth coroner's inquest into the disappearance of the baby.
  • Lindy and her ex-husband, Michael Chamberlain, were both in court to hear the ruling.