Lindy Chamberlain Revisited. A 25th Anniversary Retrospective.
Marking the 25th anniversary of the death of Azaria Chamberlain.
In this thought provoking book, Adrian Howe brings a feminist perspective to media and public responses to the death of baby Azaria Chamberlain and the trial of her mother, Mrs Lindy Chamberlain, for murder. Drawing on marginalised feminist perspectives and on fascinating new material from the many letters in the Lindy Chamberlain archive, Howe's analysis helps us see beyond everyday assumptions about the case which is one of the worst miscarriages of justice Australia has known. In an era of media fixation on women charged with serious criminal offences, Howe's analysis of the role of media and expert opinion in convicting Lindy Chamberlain is both convincing and as relevant as ever.