15 Jun 2012

Apologies follow coroner's ruling

6:44 pm on 15 June 2012

Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton says people are coming forward to apologise for the way they have treated her, now that a coroner has ruled a dingo was responsible for her baby daughter's death.

On Tuesday, the Northern Territory coroner ruled that a dingo had taken nine-week old Azaria Chamberlain at Uluru, or Ayers Rock in 1980.

It was the fourth inquest in the case: three previous hearings were inconclusive.

Mrs Chamberlain-Creighton was found guilty of murder in 1982 and spent three years in prison before her conviction was quashed.

She told Radio New Zealand's Morning Report programme on Friday she holds no grudges against the people who have approached her to say sorry.

However, she said there were individuals who deliberately misrepresented the facts during her case and they should be made to pay into a fund for other victims of the justice system.

She said defamation laws prevent her naming those responsible.

Ms Chamberlain-Creighton said this week she will not take action against the Territory Government after the coronial findings.

The case was turned into the film A Cry In The Dark starring Meryl Streep and Sam Neill.