Michael Chamberlain
Australian retired teacher and former pastor known after his baby daughter Azaria controversially disappearance during a camping trip to Uluru in 1980.
Michael Chamberlain
Michael Leigh Chamberlain is an Australian writer, retired teacher and former pastor, best known due to the 1980 death of his daughter Azaria as the result of a dingo attack whilst camping near Uluru/Ayers Rock in the Northern Territory, Australia. When Chamberlain's then-wife Lindy was falsely convicted of the baby's murder in 1982, he was convicted of being an accessory after the fact.
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Michael Chamberlain, wrongly convicted after baby daughter killed by dingoes, dies at 72
LATimes - about 2 months
Michael Chamberlain, who waged a decades-long battle to prove his baby daughter was killed by a dingo in Australia’s most notorious case of injustice, has died, his former wife said Tuesday. He was 72. Chamberlain died suddenly, his ex-wife, Lindy Chamberlain, said in a statement. Michael Chamberlain’s...
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Chamberlain's new quest for justice
Brisbane Times - over 4 years
MICHAEL CHAMBERLAIN, whose book, Heart of Stone, a comprehensive account of his case, is published today, is preparing for a possible campaign to have a national inquiry into the administration of justice in Australia.
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Mother of baby taken by dingo praises courage of her critics who now admit they were wrong
Fox News - over 4 years
The mother of a baby snatched by a dingo at an Outback campsite 32 years ago is praising former critics who now admit they were wrong to have accused her of murder. But she says she believes others will never accept her innocence. Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton gave rare interviews to Australian media on Wednesday in the northern city of Darwin, where a coroner concluded Tuesday that a dingo, or wild dog, was responsible for Azaria Chamberlain's death. The 9-week-old girl disappeared in 1980 from her parents' tent near Ayers Rock, the red monolith in the Australian desert now known by its Aboriginal name Uluru. The tragedy split Australians between those who believed Chamberlain-Creighton had killed the child and those who believed her claims that a dingo was the culprit. She was convicted in 1982 of slitting the baby's throat with a pair of nail scissors and spent three years of a life sentence in a Darwin prison for murder before she was exon ...
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Dingo baby ruling ends 32 years of torment for Lindy Chamberlain
Guardian (UK) - over 4 years
Azaria Chamberlain was killed by wild dingo at Uluru, coroner finally rules, after decades of legal and police obstruction When coroner Elizabeth Morris ruled that a dingo had taken baby Azaria Chamberlain from her cot in the Australian outback 32 years ago, there were smiles, tears of relief and loud applause from the packed gallery at Darwin magistrates court. But there were no surprises. There had always been a sense of unreality in the conviction of Lindy Chamberlain, a Seventh-day Adventist pastor's wife and respected member of the community, for cutting the throat of her nine-week-old baby. To this day, nobody has ever advanced a plausible motive. After Chamberlain's conviction, there were other instances of dingo attacks on children – including the fatal mauling of nine-year-old Clinton Gage on Queensland's Bribie Island in 2001 – and they provided the critical circumstantial evidence needed to end the Azaria mystery. Chamberlain, though remarried, embraced her former husba ...
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Plymouth Now Largely Accessible, But More Work Needed - Vermont Public Radio
Google News - over 5 years
(Fields) There are still "Road Closed" signs everywhere... but Sheriff Michael Chamberlain says that's mostly just to keep non-residents out. (Chamberlain) "What we're trying to do is just limit it to the people who really need to use the roads here
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Banii lui Gaddafi erau tipăriţi în Marea Britanie - Adevărul
Google News - over 5 years
„Noul guvern de la Tripoli se gândeşte însă deja la emiterea unei noi monede, cu un mesaj adecvat”, susţine Michael Chamberlain, consultant în materie de securitate tipografică. Libienii aşteaptă în faţa unei filiere a North Africa Bank pentru a primi
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Your Students, Your Schools -- Des Moines east - DesMoinesRegister.com
Google News - over 5 years
... Marci Barker, special education; Heather Lynam, MD cluster program; Kemberley Woods, special education; Gabrielle Brewton, special education associate; Michael Chamberlain, special education associate; Gia VanRoekel, building associate; Rita Prock,
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Sunday football: Peterborough Town take the big step up in their stride - Peterborough Today
Google News - over 5 years
And both clubs followed suit with a generous £10 each to make a total donation of £45. n MANAGER Michael Chamberlain showed his players how it's done - by firing Windmill to a debut victory. Chamberlain chipped in with the vital striker as the Division
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印钞大国 150种货币在英国印刷 - 大纪元时报-澳洲版
Google News - over 5 years
皮拉国际的印刷安全顾问张伯伦(Michael Chamberlain)表示,世界上84%的钞票由国有印刷厂印制,其余的16% 由商业公司承印,而这部份占世界货币的76%。许多国家,包括英国、美国、中国、俄罗斯都不允许本国钞票在海外印刷
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Hacerse rico imprimiendo billetes - El Nacional.com
Google News - over 5 years
Michael Chamberlain, asesor en jefe en seguridad de impresión de Pira, señala que el 84% de los billetes del mundo se imprimen en empresas gubernamentales, pero el 16% restante corresponde al 76% de las monedas mundiales. Además, no existe un órgano
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Cum arata industria tiparnitelor: Falsuri si ce fac tarile rebele - Wall-Street
Google News - over 5 years
Michael Chamberlain, chief consultant print security in cadrul Pira, spune ca 84% din bancnotele existente in lume au fost printate in companii de stat, insa restul de 16% reprezinta 76% din numarul valutelor mondiale. Cifrele sunt puternic influentate
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The little things: 7 tips for a better retirement - msnbc.com
Google News - over 5 years
Retirement can be the time of your life or the time of unfulfilled dreams. Having adequate resources can make the difference. While it may seem like an insurmountable challenge to save those resources, there are a number of small
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STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival! - Broadway World
Google News - over 5 years
"The tremendous success that we have already seen demonstrates that the audience potential not only exists, but that the region is ready for something of this magnitude," said Michael Chamberlain, Managing Director for the Festival
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Oakleigh turns tables on Old Ivanhoe - Leader News
Google News - over 5 years
Jacob Beard and Rees Thomas teamed-up for four goals while Michael Chamberlain featured prominently. And, the Monash Blues jumped one spot to fifth place on the ladder after defeating Ormond, 9.14 (68) to 7.9 (51). The Blues had nine individual
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Michael Chamberlain
  • 2016
    Age 72
    In 2016, Chamberlain was appointed Conjoint Professor at the University of Newcastle.
    More Details Hide Details He is a Conjoint Research Fellow at the School of Education, Faculty of Humanities, and Social Sciences.
  • 2014
    Age 70
    In 2014 the National Museum of Australia celebrated the acquisition of Michael Chamberlain's V8 Hatchback Torana.
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  • 2012
    Age 68
    In 2012, New Holland published his fourth book "Heart of Stone", which caused the opening of the fourth and final inquest into the disappearance of his daughter at Ayers Rock.
    More Details Hide Details The coroner declared that a dingo had indeed killed Azaria and apologised to the family for the tragedy and for how long it had taken - 32 years to get the truth.
  • 2006
    Age 62
    Chamberlain returned to Cooranbong in 2006 and taught at Gosford High School until 2008, when he retired.
    More Details Hide Details In the same year he had published the book "Beyond Ellen White: Seventh Day Adventism in Transition", a fully documented book based on his doctoral thesis, University of Newcastle.
  • 2002
    Age 58
    Also in 2002, he graduated from Avondale College with a Bachelor of Teaching degree, qualifying him to teach high school English and history.
    More Details Hide Details The following year, Chamberlain stood as a Liberal candidate for the seat of Lake Macquarie in the New South Wales parliamentary election, achieving a 5.2% swing against sitting member Jeff Hunter. However, the swing was not enough to claim the seat and Chamberlain went on to accept a three-year teaching post at an Aboriginal high school in Brewarrina, New South Wales. While living there, Chamberlain was twice assaulted by a man accusing him of murdering Azaria; the man was convicted of assault and jailed.
    In 2002, Chamberlain was conferred with a Doctor of Philosophy (education) degree by the University of Newcastle for his thesis entitled "The changing role of Ellen White in Seventh-Day Adventism with reference to sociocultural standards at Avondale College".
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  • 1996
    Age 52
    Three years later, Chamberlain married Ingrid Bergner and in 1996 they had a daughter named Zahra.
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  • 1991
    Age 47
    Following their exoneration, the Chamberlains' relationship deteriorated and they divorced in 1991.
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  • 1988
    Age 44
    On 15 September 1988, the Northern Territory Court of Criminal Appeals unanimously overturned all convictions against Lindy and Michael Chamberlain.
    More Details Hide Details The exoneration was based on a rejection of the two key points of the prosecution's case—particularly the alleged fetal haemoglobin evidence—and of bias and invalid assumptions made during the initial trial.
  • 1987
    Age 43
    The Chief Minister of the Northern Territory ordered Lindy Chamberlain's immediate release and the case was reopened. A 1987 Royal Commission examined the case against the Chamberlains and the science behind key forensic evidence was challenged.
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  • 1986
    Age 42
    The final resolution of the case was triggered by a chance discovery. In early 1986, English tourist David Brett fell to his death from Uluru during an evening climb.
    More Details Hide Details Because of the vast size of the rock and the scrubby nature of the surrounding terrain, it was eight days before Brett's remains were discovered, lying below the bluff where he had lost his footing and in an area full of dingo lairs. As police searched the area, looking for missing bones that might have been carried off by dingoes, they discovered a small item of clothing. It was quickly identified as the crucial missing piece of evidence from the Chamberlain case—Azaria's missing matinee jacket.
  • 1980
    Age 36
    In August 1980, the Chamberlain family were to holiday in Darwin, Northern Territory, where Michael intended on fishing for barramundi.
    More Details Hide Details Lindy Chamberlain, however, had visited Uluru when she was 16 and wished to visit again, so the family travelled there with the intention of camping three days before continuing on to Darwin. The family had several encounters with dingoes after making camp at Uluru, including on the night of 17 August when Chamberlain fed one a piece of crust. Shortly before 8:00pm, Lindy Chamberlain put Azaria to bed in their tent and returned to the campfire. After crying out at about 8:00pm, Azaria disappeared from their tent, never to be seen again. Investigators observed prints on the floor of the tent and bloodstained clothing belonging to the child was later discovered amongst rocks near the base of Uluru. The coronial inquest in Alice Springs, Northern Territory, in 1981 concluded that the baby had been taken by a dingo, however this finding was overturned by another inquest in Darwin in 1982. Lindy Chamberlain was subsequently tried for murder and given a life sentence, whilst Michael was convicted of being an accessory after the fact and given an eighteen-month suspended sentence.
    The Chamberlain's third child, daughter Azaria, was born in Mount Isa on 11 June 1980.
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  • 1977
    Age 33
    In 1977 the family moved to Queensland, Australia, where Chamberlain produced and presented a radio programme called The Good Life, a commentary on lifestyle and culture throughout the northern parts of the state.
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  • 1968
    Age 24
    He married Lindy Murchison the same year, after meeting her in 1968.
    More Details Hide Details After graduating, Chamberlain worked as a Seventh-day Adventist minister in Tasmania, Australia, where Lindy Chamberlain gave birth to two children - Aidan (born 2 October 1973) and Regan (born 16 April 1976).
  • 1965
    Age 21
    Educated at Lincoln High School and Christchurch Boys' High School, Chamberlain commenced studies at the University of Canterbury but after converting to the Seventh-day Adventist Church in 1965, left and migrated to Australia.
    More Details Hide Details He subsequently studied at Avondale College in Cooranbong and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Theology) degree in 1969.
  • 1944
    Age 0
    Born in 1944.
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