From Fairy to Witch: Imagery and Myth on the Azaria Case

Australian Scholarly Publishing
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The Chamberlain Case: Nation, Law, Memory, 2009, 1, pp. 7 - 20
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In her cartoon, Jenny Coopes depicted a bubbling cauldron tended by two silhouettes in puritan dress and fuelled by newsprint with headline fragments. The cattoon suggests what essentially underlies the Azaria Chamberlain case: the making of Lindy the witch, According to Etica Jong, witches and fairies have long been associated in the populat mind, and often the same characteristics are attributed to both groups: ' ... the practice of sorcery, the ability to appear and disappeat at will, shape-shifting, the pteparation of magic salves, the stealing of children, dancing in circles, and having wild nocturnal parties ... But the witch was used as a scapegoat ... while the faity flew free'. 5
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