It’s August 1980, and the Chamberlain family are camping out in the shadow of Uluru in Australia’s Northern Territory. Then, after darkness has fallen, a terrible shout rings out through the night. Baby Azaria has disappeared, and her mother, Lindy, is pointing the finger at an unlikely suspect. Incredibly, it’s the start of a mystery that will captivate Australia for more than 30 years.
Born Alison Lynne Murchison in March 1948, Lindy acquired her nickname when she was a young girl. In her early 20s, she then left her home in New Zealand and moved with her family to Australia, where she ultimately met and married pastor Michael Chamberlain. And after spending five years living in Tasmania, Lindy and Michael finally settled in Queensland.
By that time, Lindy had given birth to her eldest son, Aidan; and in 1976 another boy, Reagan, arrived. Then, on June 11, 1980, she welcomed the daughter that a friend said she had always longed for: Azaria. However, when the Chamberlains’ baby girl was just a couple of months old, the family took a trip that would end in unthinkable tragedy.