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'this book shows just how far, wide and deep the story of Azaria has gone'
The Azaria Chamberlain case was one of the most followed and documented murder trials in our nation's history. And we responded with grief, rage, prejudice and remorse to Lindy directly, through thousands of letters.
Here, Alana Valentine uses a selection of the letters sent to Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton to capture Australians' reaction to the loss of Azaria. The court of public opinion made its own ruling in the case, shown in the hurtful, supportive, accusatory or sympathetic letters received by Lindy in prison. Some of the letters are full of vitriol; some include bizarre theories. More are compassionate, sent by mothers, by people of faith or by those who had suffered similar tragedies. We hear Lindy's voice too, in candid conversations with the author.
The selection is a time capsule of Australia, a reflection of our attitudes and of how far we've come. These are the letters, poems and works of art we were compelled to send to Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton.