Against the Odds: The Fight to Free Lindy Chamberlain

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Publication Details

This book chapter was originally published as:

Young, N. H. (2009). Against the odds: The fight to free Lindy Chamberlain. In D. Staines, M. Arrow & K. Biber (Eds.), The Chamberlain case: Nation, law, memory (pp. 171-179). North Melbourne, Australia: Australian Scholarly Publishing.

ISBN: 9781921509094


180102 Access to Justice


This book brings together the judgements, the most famous and insightful essays on the Lindy Chamberlain case, and new material reflecting upon the significance of these events which gripped the nation in the 1980s.

The most important of these is Lindy's own reflections, 25 years later, which reminds us that this case is about that saddest human experience, the death of a child.


Due to copyright restrictions this book chapter is unavailable for download.

© 2009 Deborah Staines, Michelle Arrow, Katherine Biber

The Chamberlain case: Nation, law, memory may be accessed from the publisher here.

Staff and students of Avondale College may access The Chamberlain case: Nation, law, memory from Avondale College Library (364.1099291 St1).

Please refer to publisher version or contact the library.