Ivan Milat (blue shirt) in 1954, aged 10, with siblings (from left) Michael, William, Shirley, Mary and Alex holding Walter at their Moorebank home.

Wally Milat recalled how other members of the family would get up late on a Sunday and laze around, but that Ivan would get up early and mow the lawn for his father. He was the brother who most strove for his father’s praise, and did all he could to support his family, even after he left home.

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