23 Aug 2016

Letters to Lindy

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 3:08 pm on 23 August 2016
Letters to Lindy

Letters to Lindy Photo: Lisa Tomasetti for Merrigong Theatre Company

The story of how nine-week old baby Azaria disappeared from her family's tent while camping at Uluru in 1980 holds as much fascination today as it did 35 years ago when Lindy Chamblerlain declared a dingo had stolen her baby. She was convicted of murder, and later exonerated.

Over all the years, more than 20,000 letters have been written to Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton. Some sympathetic, some not so much.

The letters reveal the depth of divided opinion about the case and they are the basis of a new play, Letters to Lindy. Playwright Alana Valentine talks to Jesse about the letters and what they reveal.


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