The dingo took her baby
Azaria Chamberlain was just two-months-old when she disappeared from a tent during a family holiday to Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, sparking one of the country’s most sensational and enduring murder mysteries.
“The cause of her death was as the result of being attacked and taken by a dingo,” Elizabeth Morris, coroner for Northern Territory, announced to Darwin Magistrates court early Tuesday. “Dingos can and do cause harm to humans.”
“No longer will Australia be able to say that dingoes are not dangerous and will only attack if provoked,” she said.
Evidence produced at the fourth inquest into Azaria’s death in February included reports of attacks by dingoes and dogs assumed to be part-dingo or crossbreeds. The coroner heard that in 2001 a 9-year-old boy died as a result of a dingo attack on Fraser Island in the Australian state of Queensland.
Years later, two girls, each around two-years-old, died in separate attacks by dogs believed to be part-dingo in the states of New South Wales and Victoria.
In her findings, Morris said no other disappearance exactly like that of Azaria had been recorded.
However, she said, “it is clear that there is evidence that in particular circumstances, a dingo is capable of attacking, taking and causing the death of young children.”
We humans get what we put out Tamita99, If we got what we truly deserved from nature we would all be screwed, Animals are my friends but then again I treat them with respect, the only dumb animal I know of is the human kind.
Humans are overall beyond brilliant compared to animals. With that intelligence comes malice, cruelty, disregard and arrogance. We are less similar to animals than we are similar, but a common thread is the struggle to survive and thrive.
What makes humans scum is that we can thrive without hurting or killing and we choose to do so anyway. Animals only kill to survive and thrive.
One exception being lions, who occasionally kill hyenas just because they hate them.
MN78 in reply to Christian Burgess
I view other species as my brothers & sisters. But I disagree that we, as human beings, are dumb. The problem is we are smarter than we actually are – and that has bred arrogance into us, thinking we are above all other living things when in fact, we are not. However, I have no illusions or delusions about being/living in the wild and it being a happy flowery place where life is beautiful all the time. Life is difficult, and predators are opportunistic, and that death is as real and natural a part of life as birth is. I’m an animal lover but I’m not lulled into thinking that they love me back the same. For many, I am lunch, if I allow myself to be in the position of being just that.
Epidi in reply to Christian Burgess
Ok…following your line…you are dumb.
I respect and love animals but I will not treat them like a human being because they are not.
Tamita99 in reply to Christian Burgess
Too bad you seem unable to respect and love humans. Name calling is an impediment to constructive communication, as it puts other people on the defensive.
gadzillagrl in reply to Tamita99
Dumb??? OK then, I would treat you as a human because you most certainly are a speciesist, your intelligent because you tell yourself you are lol
Christian Burgess in reply to Tamita99
- Dingo took baby in famous Australian case (cbc.ca)
- 30 Years Later, They Finally Decide a Dingo Did Actually Eat That Woman’s Baby [Crime] (jezebel.com)
- Coroner rules dingo killed Azaria Chamberlain (abc.net.au)
- After 32 Years, Coroner Confirms Dingo Killed Australian Baby (nytimes.com)
- Coroner Agrees Dingo Took Baby in 1980 Case (nytimes.com)
- Dingo killed Azaria Chamberlain: coroner (news.smh.com.au)
- Coroner rules dingo to blame for Australian baby’s death – CNN (edition.cnn.com)
- Coroner rules dingo to blame for Australian baby’s death (edition.cnn.com)
- Verdict due in dingo baby case (bbc.co.uk)