DEAR LINDY AND THE COURT OF PUBLIC OPINION

Featured image – Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton and Alana Valentine at Dymocks city store. Images by Ben Apfelbaum.

As Lindy mourned the death of her baby daughter Azaria, taken by a dingo from a campsite at Uluru in 1980, she was tried and convicted in the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory.

The court of public opinion had already made its ruling, shown in the thousands of hurtful, supportive, accusatory or sympathetic letters Lindy received.

DEAR LINDY revealed the Australian public’s personal and passionate reaction to Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton. Using the letters sent to Lindy throughout her ordeal, author Alana Valentine picks up the story first told in her play Letters to Lindy which was performed to critical acclaim at the Seymour Centre.

Some of the letters are angry and full of prejudice, but most are compassionate and empathetic. With DEAR LINDY, Valentine takes us through Lindy’s emotional journey exploring the 199 boxes of letters housed at the National Library of Australia.

Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton and Alana Valentine attended a Dymocks Literary Lunch held in their honour at the Sofitel Wentworth Hotel last Monday 20th November.

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