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 Azaria Chantel Loren Chamberlain

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Azaria Chantel Loren Chamberlain

  • Birth 11 Jun 1980 Queensland, Australia
  • Death 17 Aug 1980 Australia
  • Burial Body lost or destroyed, Specifically: Body was never found in wild
  • Memorial ID 14313793

Wild animal victim. Her death shocked many people and brought attention to the rampant dingo population, leading to several appeals to start culling the dingo growth. She was taken from her family's tent by a wild dingo at nine weeks old during a camping trip to Ayers Rock, Australia. Her mother was convicted for her murder despite flawed evidence and police proceedings which ended up being proven by the courts. Her father was convicted of being an accessory and sentenced to eighteen months imprisonnment but the sentence was suspended so he could care for their surviving children. In 1986 the matinee jacket she was wearing the night she was taken was found in a dingo lair and secured her mother's innocence and the conviction was overturned in 1988. She was survived by two older brothers and a little sister. She never had a funeral and her body was never found. Her story is told in the Oscar nominated and multiple award winning movie 'A Cry in the Dark'.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Kristen
  • Added: 17 May 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14313793
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Azaria Chantel Loren Chamberlain (11 Jun 1980–17 Aug 1980), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14313793, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Body lost or destroyed, who reports a Body was never found in wild.