Letters to Lindy by Alana Valentine

By Alana Valentine

"The strongest factor that has been performed on my tale, and the main precise to what I lived through." – Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton

The court docket case captivated a state. A mom accused of murdering her baby, her declare – that the infant was once taken via a dingo – denied and discredited through zealous police and a incorrect felony method. The media circus, the rumours, the nation’s prejudices laid naked. And within the eye of the typhoon: Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton.

Over 3 many years, from child Azaria’s demise to the ultimate coroner’s file, the public’s fascination with Lindy seldom waned. The nationwide Library holds a set of greater than 20,000 letters to Lindy. From sympathy to abuse, from marriage proposals to demise threats, the correspondence traverses the gamut of responses to Lindy’s story.

Letters to Lindy attracts in this correspondence and interviews with Lindy herself. it truly is a captivating, revealing, and lengthy past due discussion among Lindy and the state; a portrait of the knowledge and resilience of a grieving mother.

This new paintings by means of award-winning playwright Alana Valentine (Ladies Day, Parramatta ladies) explores the public’s courting with one among Australia’s such a lot iconic figures.

"A attention-grabbing college of Australian attitudes to grief, justice,celebrity, and ladies who don't conform." – Sydney Morning Herald

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