Lindy Chamberlain and her family were scheduled for a trip in the northern part of Australia. It was to be a working holiday as Michael her husband was a religious minister and keen photographer. It would be a time that changed their lives. On a night where dingoes became more daring her child , toddler was taken from the tent while she was away cooking beans for her young son. A search party quickly formed in camping grounds. In the wake of day, police would be called to the scene and the reader can see how clumsy the investigation was. The evidence was never treated with the importance it should have. It appeared the dingo story did not register with the police in that part of the state.
The situation was engulfed by the press and the pressure surrounding the case was media run for a majority of the time. The family would be in hiding to shield from the reporters waiting on their every move.The crown prosecution in the court of law would be stubborn with the purpose of evidence. They had seemingly made up their minds that the reason for death was by human involvement. There were no investigation on the possibility of a dingo taking a child as it was probably unheard of. except in aboriginal communities it had occurred although not admitted to in a white man court.
The evidence of a child jumpsuit would prove important in the case. The crown would send it to another country for experts to study. There were no dingo experts in other countries, as it is indigenous to Australia.
Lindy would by found guilty by jury and would be sentenced for the murder of her baby daughter. An innocent woman sent to prison. She would be shut away with only her faith to help her through this difficult time. Lindy would settle in with time even though it be a hard time at first. Within the first three months she started to know the ropes ans]d as more time passed she was more familiar with the system. Her legal team never gave up. she had support groups that swelled all over the cities of Australia.Politicians were lobbied including the prime minister at the time being bob hawke.
The innocent committee swelled and gathered momentum until she was freed from prison and found to be innocent.