Wally Milat : My Brother Ivan

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Wally Milat in 1994.


Much less than a month after Ivan Milat’s apprehension for the Backpacker Murders, his more youthful bro, Wally Milat, provided a meeting to Who Weekly. The meeting was released in the June 13, 1994 version which was consequently outlawed for revealing Ivan’s face to the globe.

On maturing

Like the majority of the Milat kids, states Wally, Ivan left college at 15. “He’s constantly remained in roadway job or building job. He did operate in building and construction for some time, excavating structures and also points like that. He functioned around Sydney. Concerning that time my daddy remained in the building video game and also the majority of the job was leaping onto a train and also riding right into the city to deal with all the medical facilities and also structure therein.


Stjepan Marko “Steven” Milat.

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“Dad was stringent yet reasonable. If you got back as well as you would certainly remained in any type of type of difficulty he had actually simply whack you to the ground. He would certainly go criminal on you right up-lay the legislation down immediately. He was rigorous, ruled with an iron clenched fist. He would certainly claim, “If the cops come below as well as inform me you’ve been getting involved in difficulty, you far better really hope the authorities take you away ‘cos I’ll arrange you out right after they’ve gone.” However as quickly as he arranged you out, that issue mored than with, placed behind as well as “do not do it once again.”


“Ivan jumped on excellent with Dad– he hopped on excellent with everybody. When you need to function, you do not have time to place in difficulty.”

Ivan, left, and also 2 of his siblings.


Wally states Ivan as well as a few of his various other bros suched as capturing as well as gathering weapons and also recognized with guns from a very early age. “Even when we were youngsters, everyone in the road had a weapon … a rifle of some kind behind the door. It’s simply an usual point, maturing with them– weapons in themselves are safe, aren’t they? It’s just individuals you place behind them, like in an auto.”

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On Ivan, the child as well as sibling

Ivan’s household passionately call him Mac, although Wally does not understand the beginnings of the label. He was a devoted boy that was devoted to sustaining his family members, particularly his mommy as well as more youthful bro David, that experienced serious mental retardation in a cars and truck crash.


David as well as Margaret Milat still cohabit in the family members residence at Guildford. “Ivan was a great advocate. He was constantly paying his board. He maintained the area cool and also clean when various other siblings as well as siblings really did not tidy up. He would certainly be out early Sunday early mornings to go and also trim the turf. I would certainly stand up late and also opt for a bike trip. He’s still like that: Just 2 months ago he went as well as got Mum a brand-new refrigerator. The old one evacuated and also there was no chance she can pay for a brand-new one on the pension plan so he simply headed out and also got her one. He’s resembled that all his life. He cared for Mum as well as Dad when he existed as well as gave them with anything they required. She’s increasingly safety of her kid. He cared for Mum wonderfully.”

On Ivan at the workplace

Ivan Milat at the office.

“When I was helping the Water Board, Ivan was helping the DMR [currently the RTA] at Central Asphalt right there at Granville, the real hot-mix depot. He turned me a work there. He jumped on actual excellent with every work they would certainly offer him– they wished to make him leading hand on the gang. He worked with that building and construction gang for several years and also years and afterwards when they shut the location up concerning 4 years ago they place everyone off as well as paid them up and also Readymix re-hired him to deal with them as a result of his experience. He needs to have been with the RTA for 15 years.” Wally states Ivan was still utilized by Readymix at the time of his apprehension.

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On Ivan’s practices as well as pastimes

“I can truthfully state I’ve never ever seen him have a beverage in his life. He would certainly consume alcohol soda, Coca-Cola. Never ever smoked– absolutely nothing. He would certainly come for a see as well as he would certainly trim the lawn or tidy up or he would certainly break up some even more fire wood or something– it was wonderful.

“He liked his cars and trucks however he never ever made use of to drive them quickly. I bear in mind when I was a child he had an old Customline V8 and also I had an old Honda– I would certainly defeat him anywhere we went since I would certainly drive faster and also he would certainly constantly drive actual slow-moving as well as stable as well as care for every little thing he had. He never ever reduced individuals off. I constantly assumed he was the ideal chauffeur. I recognized a great deal of the chaps he dealt with. They all hopped on terrific with him. I can never ever remember him entering a blue or having headaches like that.”

Ivan’s Harley Davidson.

Ivan had actually possessed his treasured Harley Davidson bike for concerning 6 months prior to his apprehension. “Before that he would certainly purchased a route bike and also assumed it would not set you back far more to get a huge bike and also if you take care of it, when you offer it you’ll obtain your refund. He got it all new. He got it as opposed to acquiring a huge Honda or Suzuki since he really did not desire all that horse power. He simply desired it to ride to service.”

On checking out Ivan behind bars

Wally as well as sis Shirley went to Ivan in Long Bay Correctional Complex’s remand centre on Sat., May 28. They were the initial member of the family to see him there. “He recognized it was a significant point as well as he was attempting to be trendy concerning it,” Wally claims. “He informed me to attempt and also maintain the remainder of my household tranquility. Shirley existed– she was a mess and also he was attempting to soothe her down. I returned as well as informed my mum he was okay since Mum was afraid that they would certainly slammed him up and also all this. However he truly didn’t state a lot. I assume he’s extremely surprised.

“Mum’s taken it harsh however the very best she can, like any kind of mum. The entire household’s taking it difficult. You would not think the impact this had actually carried me as well as my family members.”

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