• 1998,  Ivan Milat,  Letters,  Photos

    Statement of Innocence by Ivan Milat

    May 15, 1998 : That morning of my arrest and the circumstances the police used to justify it. Paul Onions (crown witness} was given 13 photos to look at and he chose me. He had no choice – I was the only one with the blackhair and the type of moustache, similar to the description he gave to police after he was robbed at gunpoint near the Belanglo Forest in 1990. He looks at photos and then writes out a statement to back up his description. It was unreal. It was all there, my pepper and salt hair, colour of eyes, etc. I had to agree it was my photo…

  • 1998,  Books,  Ivan Milat,  Letters

    Ivan Milat about the book “Fate”

    In a letter dated February 6, 1998, Ivan shared his opinion about Neil Mercer’s book, Fate, Inside the Backpacker Murders Investigation : “I had a bit of a read of that book by Neil Mercer, Fate, Inside the Backpacker Murders Investigation, a series of thumbnail-type stories and quite obvious where the information came from. I note he tried to portray it as an account of truth and what took place and does his best to put across things as if they were fact. It is a cheap-type first-effort book, pricey $19.95. A lot of things (all) are against me but he has to keep faith with the police. There are…

  • 1995,  Chalinder Hughes,  Ivan Milat,  Letters

    Letter to Chalinder : December 06, 1995

    Ivan Milat’s letter to his girlfriend, Chalinder Hughes, from Long Bay Jail. The spelling mistakes are his. My dear Chalinda Hello my love, I am well and hope you are…It has been a long time for us and you have been with me all the way, which I am so glad. I am torn between my heart and mind what I should say to you. I only want you to live a happy life, I love you so much that I would do anything to make you happy. Me not writing to you I suppose would not achieve that, that hasn’t been the reason, I only wanted to give you a…

  • 1994,  Chalinder Hughes,  Ivan Milat,  Letters

    Letter to Chalinder : September 27, 1994

    Ivan Milat’s letter to his girlfriend, Chalinder Hughes, from Long Bay Jail. The spelling mistakes are his. THOUGHT ABOUT YOU FOR DAY’S Posted 27-9-94 My dearist Chalinda, Hi, my love another week away from you. I find it hard not to think of you most of the time, that isnt a problem I find it give’s me some feeling of being normal, it is knowing how you are coping is my worry… Just try and look after yourself. I think your job will help it seem’s to be a lot more demanding than the old one. Thank you for turning up on Sunday you looked so nice I would have loved…

  • 1994,  Chalinder Hughes,  Ivan Milat,  Letters,  Photos

    Letter to Chalinder : July 20, 1994

    Ivan Milat’s letter to his girlfriend, Chalinder Hughes, from Long Bay Jail. The spelling mistakes are his. Ivan spelled her name “Chalinda” and used to call her “Cylinder” because he couldn’t pronounce her name. My dear Chalinda Hi how are you. I am OK, as you know I got your letter yesterday don’t worry about what them people write as you said it is because the police are telling them I think it will be a while before it come’s out. We have to get our brief first, it would kick up a row if it did come out first. I rang AB [Andrew Boe] this morning nothing much had changed…

  • 2009,  Bill Milat,  Books,  Gifs,  Ivan Milat,  Letters

    2009 : Ivan Milat cuts off his finger

    On January 26, 2009, Ivan Milat, in quite a gruesome way, cut off his little finger of his left hand, as a protest against the High Court. The following account is taken from the book, “Australia’s Most Murderous Prison – Behind the Walls of Goulburn Jail” : The officer picked up the chunky envelope addressed to the High Court of Australia. Bit heavy for a bit of paper — better have a look. The officer slowly, carefully sliced open the package that Ivan Milat was attempting to send to Australia’s final court of appeal. He shook over the envelope over a table, a blood-splattered tissue hit the desk. The officer,…

  • 1994,  Chalinder Hughes,  Ivan Milat,  Letters

    Letter to Chalinder : July 16, 1994

    Ivan Milat’s letter to his girlfriend, Chalinder Hughes, from Long Bay Jail. The spelling mistakes are his. Ivan spelled her name “Chalinda” and used to call her “Cylinder” because he couldn’t pronounce her name. Saturday 16.7.94 Post? 18.7.94 My dear Chalinda, Hi I miss you so much today when you arrived it felt like a weight was lifted from me…I have seen Andrew [Boe, Milat’s trial lawyer] a little while ago. He appear’s happy how it is going, he does inspire my spirits when he tells me what he is doing. The crown is not being co-operative at the moment, but Andrew said not to worry. Anyway love thank you…

  • Ivan Milat,  Letters,  Theories,  Unsolved

    Unconfirmed Victims : Gillian Jamieson and Deborah Balken

    Gillian Janine Jamieson and Deborah Susan Balken, both 19, were last seen on July 12, 1980, at the Toll Gate Hotel, North Parramatta, and then heard of by a phone call from Wollongong. They planned to hitchhike from Thirroul station, near Wollongong, to Sydney. The deputy state coroner Carl Milovanovich wondered whether all the “bizarre coincidence of young persons going missing” could be laid at Milat’s feet. “It may well be there is another serial killer out there, and the perpetrator here may not be Ivan Milat. Unfortunately, his name comes up in every missing person’s case I deal with.”  he said yesterday, while offering his condolences to the Jamieson…

  • 1995,  Chalinder Hughes,  Ivan Milat,  Letters,  Photos

    Letter to Chalinder : March 6, 1995

    Ivan Milat’s letter to his girlfriend, Chalinder Hughes, from Long Bay Jail. The spelling mistakes are his. 6-3-95 Chalinda my love Good evening. I hope you had a nice day. I assume it is Wensday but could be Tuesday. Who care anyway. Again another lost weekend this last 9 1/2 months has been very hard for you. (I do love you and the next 6-7 months will be as difficult as well. I still have high hopes knowing they will make it very hard for me.  Anyway my love thanks for coming out last Saturday you looked great as usual, don’t worry too much about how I look, it won’t…

  • 1991,  2019,  Bill Milat,  Ivan Milat,  Letters,  Photos

    Ivan Milat’s Final Letter

    Ivan Milat died in a hospital bed at Sydney’s Long Bay Jail on October 26, 2019. Before his death he sent a final letter to his family asking them to let the NSW government pay for his funeral. His wish was denied and Milat himself paid the cremation with the money from his prison account. Ivan gave the letter to his brother Bill (pictured above) and asked him to not open it until his death. Below is the transcript of the the full letter : “Hello and may all be well with both of you and your family. Things are fairly crook with me but while I in mind and…