The Dingo's Got My Baby by Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton

The Dingo's Got My Baby

By Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton

  • Release Date: 2012-03-10
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 68 Ratings
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In 1980, nine-week-old Azaria Chamberlain was taken by a dingo from her family's tent near Uluru in Australia's remote Northern Territory. Her body was never found. In a terrible miscarriage of justice, her mother Lindy was wrongfully convicted of her daughter's murder and sentenced to life in prison. It was seven years before the conviction was overturned. This is the true story behind a tragedy whose echoes reverberated around the world.

"This is the story of a little girl who lived, and breathed, and loved, and was loved. She was part of me. She grew within my body and when she died, part of me died, and nothing will ever alter that fact. This is her story, and mine." – Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton

"Page after page demolishes the myth and fables that have been spun around a nation's obsession with the baby's disappearance." – The Sydney Morning Herald

"What first struck me on meeting Lindy was her sense of humour and surprising lack of bitterness. Here is a woman who has been under such macabre and intense public scrutiny and yet through all the tabloid hysteria they haven't managed to capture the real Lindy at all. There are so many myths about Lindy and the Chamberlain case that have still not been dispelled and to read this book is to get closer to the truth behind the story that has continued to fascinate Australia for the past 24 years." –Miranda Otto, Actress, Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Previously published as Through My Eyes in 2004.


  • Must read

    By BN BN BN BN
    A quite extraordinary book about an extraordinary woman's life. Deeply thought-provoking.
  • Riveting tale of a lost young girl.

    By Darfvader26
    This is one of those books that keeps you interested from start to end. I stayed up until 4.30 in the morning on a number of occasions and although tired at work all day, could not wait to pick up the IPad again at night. Lindy takes you on an emotional ride through her tough journey in dealing with this catastrophe. I found some of the scientific court evidential parts of the book to be boring, but as Lindy says "Imagine sitting through it in court". I spent most of the time that I read the book thinking how could anybody in Australia be treated as unfairly as this family was? Surely this was something that would only happen in a developing country? The actions of the Police Force and the Crown involved in the deliberate hiding and covering up of any evidence that pointed to the Chamberlain's innocence was in my opinion criminal. I could not help but think that they were never interested in knowing if in fact Lindy was guilty or not. They were only interested in a feather in their own caps by gaining a conviction. In my opinion, certain Police and members of the Crown team and in fact members of the NT government should have been charged and convicted of perverting the course of justice and themselves should have served jail time for their criminal actions. I could not get over the complete and utter frustration whilst reading about the injustices that were thrown at this family by the NT crown. I do not understand how this family came through all of this with their sanity, let alone, be now able to live a "normal" life. The strength of conviction and character of Lindy is very easy to see. I still cannot work out how she was able to be so strong. I also think that the "compensation" provided by the NT government was pathetic and should have been at least many, many times more the pittance that they were paid for the trauma that they were unjustly put through. I always thought what a pity that Michael and Lindy were divorced. After reading the book it now all makes sense. Above all, a great read, I will read it again one day.
  • Compelling

    By rmb1706
    I agree that every Australian should read this. This book removes the rose-tinted glasses through which we often view our elected and appointed officials. It highlights that there really are two types - those there to promote the greater good and those there to promote themselves. Even though I was occasionally mildly irritated by Lindy's life lesson sermonising, I would have given this five stars if it was not for the dreadful proofing and editing. The totally wrong word used much too often (strongly suggestive of errors in reading handwritten words), misplaced punctuation, and other bizarre errors (such as tre /ely, which I eventually decoded as freely) all slowed this reader down to make sense of what was written. A more careful editing would have also placed thoughts together a little more cohesively and removed the jerkiness of some sections. That aside, the emotion is real and raw, and I found myself burning at the injustice, crying at the tragic sadness, laughing along with the antics and the irony, and mostly admiring the character, spirit and faith of this amazing woman. Lindy will certainly have her name written in letters of gold on St Peter's ledger.
  • The dingos got my baby

    By Chez Gilroy
    Truth and justice were hard fought for and won by one of the most courageous inspirational people that this country has ever seen. If we could all take a leaf out of Lindy's book the world would be a better place. This book is amazing and a must read but get the tissues ready!
  • Australia owes Lindy

    By Deano me
    I will read this later, just thought it was my duty to buy this book in support of a strong lady. Alan Jones, thank you for being so supportive and bringing this book offering to our attention. If you believe in justice, you need to buy a copy of this book, which costs only a little more than a cup of coffee.
  • The dingo,s got my baby

    By Gancr
    Every australian should read this book. It is a testament to Lindy and her family,s strength, faith and resilience. It is also a terrible indictment of those morally corrupt police officers and lawyers prosecuting that corruption. The convicting jury should hang their heads in shame. I would like to think that Lindy writing this book might change the legal system to one that seeks the truth but i fear the police and prosecuting lawyers will not allow it. Well done Lindy for good courage.
  • Compelling!

    By Mumwhoonlineshops
    Completely compelling! Hard to imagine this is a true story. Utterly gripping from the first chapter. Heart felt life story told by a strong and courageous woman. If u haven't read this or have doubted Lindy's innocence this is a read! Unreal!!
  • Essential reading for anybody interested in how justice can go very wrong.

    By bear1lit
    I agree with the earlier post that the book is a long one but disagree on the need to edit it as I think it offers a rare glimpse into prison conditions (or at least as they were in the 80's). This story remains just as relevant today as when it was first published.
  • Good but overly long

    By Scott Melbourne zz
    A fascinating insight into one of the most famous trials in Australian history. Great details on all of the evidence, testimony, timelines and public responses. However, she does spend too long talking about her time in prison, and the book should be edited down to a more reasonable length. Still recommended.