After Lindy Chamberlain spoke to A Current Affair, this weekend Sunday Night‘s Ross Coulthart speaks to Michael Chamberlain.
Chamberlain returns to the camp site near Uluru for the first time in 30 years with daughter Zahra, and meets the Aboriginal tracker who followed the dingo all those years ago.
Seven’s flagship news and public affairs program Sunday Night returns to air on Sunday June 24 at 6.30pm with an explosive, tell-all interview with , the father of baby Azaria.
With the fourth and final coronial inquest confirming last week that Azaria was killed by a dingo, Chamberlain returns to the site of her disappearance in the shadows of Uluru for the first time in more than 30 years. He is accompanied on the emotional journey with Azaria’s sister Zahra, who has never spoken publically about the events which have so devastated her father.
The pair come face-to-face with the Aboriginal tracker who followed the dingo that took baby Azaria – but was never called to give evidence at the trial.
Finally vindicated by the coroner after years of criticism and condemnation, Chamberlain opens up to Ross Coulthart about the conspiracy he believes tore he and wife Lindy apart. He reveals for the first time the poignant and powerful photos from his private photo album of the day Azaria went missing, as well as the diary entries that detail his marriage breakdown.
Also on Sunday Night this week, Rahni Sadler ventures behind the veil, getting remarkable access with a group of dinky-di Aussie women and fun-loving feminists who have embraced Islam and choose to cover up. They wear Burqas but say they’re far from oppressed – driving fast cars, jumping out of planes and challenging anyone who questions their right to wear the veil.
And we also catch up with the loud, opinionated and endlessly funny Billy Connolly – the one-time welder who survived a brutal childhood to become a show business megastar. The straight-talking Scot takes on the Catholic Church, details his descent into alcoholism and reveals the chance meeting that turned his life around. But it’s what happens when he thinks the cameras aren’t rolling that reveals Billy Connolly best of all.
Sunday Night is hosted by Chris Bath and features an award-winning team of journalists led by Ross Coulthart, Mike Willesee, Rahni Sadler, Alex Cullen, Tim Noonan, and medical reporter Dr John D’Arcy.
Sunday June 24 at 6.30pm on Channel 7.