Biography

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From delegated to right: Michael, William, Shirley, Ivan, Mary in addition to Alex holding Walter at their Moorebank home in 1954.


Ivan Robert Marko Milat, born on December 27, 1944, was the fifth of 14 youngsters of Croatian-born Stjepan Marko “Steven” Milat (1902– 1983) as well as additionally his Australian partner, Margaret Elizabeth Piddleston (1920– 2001).

A wise young person described as the “educator” by an instructor, Milat went through poundings by his papa with a product of four-by-two as he held him down with a boot in his back in the driveway of the Milat family home.


Milat began wagging university as well as likewise after the age of around 14 never ever before returned.

Acknowledged in his home as “Mac”, Ivan developed a tool addiction along with begun scamming milk cash money from houses along with committing burglaries.

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He handled Liverpool Children’s Court in 1962 for his extremely initial violation, absorbing a home, in addition to was launch before being put behind bars for the really very first time just months later.

He changed 18 inside Mount Penang Juvenile Institution in addition to, as quickly as launched, wound up being an auto intruder.


Milat afterwards happened a road staff member for the Department of Main Roads, a job that would absolutely take him throughout the highways of NSW as well as likewise back.

1964 mugshot, aged 19.


Milat developed an on the internet track record as a “frightening lad”, a significant fanatic as well as additionally a cannabis cigarette smoker.

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In 1971, he abducted 2 females hitchhikers as well as likewise raped one in chillingly similar circumstances to the Belanglo kidnappings as well as likewise showed off to his targets that he would definitely “done it before … a selection of times”.

2 young people bumming a trip on the Hume Highway near Liverpool on the Easter weekend break of 1971 authorized a lift with Milat that produced blades as well as likewise a rope.

He drove them to an exclusive location in the Southern Highlands, near Goulburn, as well as likewise raped one after mentioning if neither lady would definitely have sex with him he was probably to remove them.

At his 1974 examination, Milat left the rape price in addition to afterwards forgoed alcohol in addition to cannabis along with became a workaholic as well as likewise joined a young teen female.

After the marriage connection harmed down in 1989, the Belanglo backpacker murders began.

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Day of concern: 22 May 1994.

Tags: He was nicknamed Mac by his home.

Press tags: The Backpacker Killer, Ivan the Terrible.

Duration of murders: 1989– 1992.

Location of operate at the moment of his concern: Roads along with Traffic Authority.

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