Michael Chamberlain

Australian teacher and pastor exonerated of the murder of his baby daughter Azaria

Michael Leigh Chamberlain (27 February 1944 – 9 January 2017) was a New Zealand-born Australian writer, teacher and pastor. He was best known due to the August 1980 death of his missing daughter Azaria as the result of a dingo attack while camping near Uluru in the Northern Territory, Australia.

Chamberlain's then-wife Lindy was falsely convicted of the baby's murder in 1982 and he was convicted of being an accessory after the fact.[1] The findings of a 1987 royal commission made sure that the couple was innocent, but not before they were hated by the public and negatively covered by the media.[2]

Chamberlain died on 9 January 2017 at Gosford Hospital, on the New South Wales central coast, aged 72 from complications of acute myeloid leukemia.[3]


  1. Linder, Douglas (2005). "The Trial of Lindy and Michael Chamberlain: A Commentary". University of Missouri - Kansas City. Archived from the original on 21 January 2011. Retrieved 10 January 2011.
  2. Chamberlain, Michael (n.d.). "Biography of Michael Chamberlain". Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 10 January 2011.
  3. "Michael Chamberlain dies from complications of leukaemia". The Age. 9 January 2017. Retrieved 9 January 2017.