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Dear Lindy: A Nation Responds to the Loss of Azaria
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Alana Valentine
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Dear Lindy: A Nation Responds to the Loss of Azaria

Alana Valentine


National Library of Aust.



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ABBEY’S BOOKSELLER PICK —— Anyone who remembers the 80s remembers Lindy Chamberlain and the legal battles (not to mention the media ones) over the death of her baby daughter Azaria. Lindy received thousands of letters from people all round the country, and they are now in 199 boxes in the National Library. Renowned playwright, Alana Valentine, wrote a moving play based upon a selection of these, and now presents a further collection. Ranging from outrage to compassion, eccentricity to support, these epistles represent a nation’s preoccupation with big issues. A fascinating microcosm of Australian society, compelling and at times heart-wrenching. Lindy Jones


"This book shows just how far, wide and deep the story of Azaria has gone.' - Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton
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.

The letters featured in this book were painstakingly collected and filed by Lindy over the past 37 years and include anonymous vitriol, eccentric rants, words of prayer and support, and every other possible response.

By:   Alana Valentine
Imprint:   National Library of Aust.
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 238mm,  Width: 200mm, 
ISBN:   9780642279019
ISBN 10:   0642279012
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   November 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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