"Australia will once again try to get to the bottom of one of the most painful chapters in its history"

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    Feb 19, 2012 3:44 PM GMT
    "...But to Australians, the case is about much more than the guilt or innocence of one woman. It is about the guilt or innocence of a nation — a nation that prides itself on the concept of a "fair go," an equal chance, for all. Did Lindy Chamberlain get a fair go? Or had Australians misjudged this woman? With doubts growing about just how fair and tolerant they truly were, many wondered if they had misjudged themselves.

    And so Australia will once again try to get to the bottom of one of the most painful chapters in its history.

    "It's a bit like a really bad war," says Tony Raymond, chief forensic scientist in an investigation that debunked much of the evidence used to convict Lindy. "You've got to learn from it and make sure it doesn't happen again...."

    http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/Canada---World/Society/2012-02-19/article-2899782/Australia-reopens-32-year-old-mystery-of-whether-a-dingo-killed-a-baby/1

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    Feb 20, 2012 2:00 AM GMT
    Yes it was embarrassing, I think back to that time and shudder. It was pre internet and Australians were generally a believing bunch and took the media and officials at their word.
    I think it will always be viewed by many as a turning point. Unfortunately a family was destroyed in the process.
    It is heartening to know that when Lindy ever does a rare public engagemnet or media interveiw it is well recieved and many are on her side.
    I remember in Sydney one time a woman made a huge effort to try and see her and was in tears as she expressed her embarrassment and sorrow for following blindly what we were all told.

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    Jun 12, 2012 11:25 PM GMT
    Yesterday the Australian authorities closed the case and concluded that a dingo really did eat her baby.