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 … Continue reading Young Ivan Milat at his Moorebank home
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 … Continue reading Statement of Innocence by Ivan Milat
The above picture was taken at Ivan's and his sister Shirley's home located in Eagle Vale. They carved their initial on a path. It reads "I & S - 31.12.93". By the way it's written, Ivan was probably the one who did it, as he always wrote dates using dots.
Ivan Milat, and his cellmate, drugs baron George Savvas, were in separate jails last night after a daring escape plot was foiled. A joint task force, code-named Operation Bengal, raided the maximum security wing at Maitland jail just hours before Milat, Savvas and two prison accomplices planned to stage a break-out. "They were prepared to … Continue reading Ivan Milat and George Savvas – Attempted Escape ?
Following his trial, Ivan was sent to Maitland Gaol, located in East Maitland, New South Wales. Ivan's cell was the 014 and his prison number was 240140. Maitland Gaol opened in 1848, and closed in 1998. Ivan was transferred to Goulburn Correctional Centre in Goulburn, New South Wales in 1997 following a "failed escape attempt" … Continue reading Ivan Milat – Maitland Gaol
Two friends, a married couple who have known Ivan Milat for around 20 years, and who would prefer their names not be published, called him "a good mate. When you needed a hand, he was there," said the husband, pointing out the work Milat had done around their home. "You didn’t need to ask him. … Continue reading “I Believe he’s a good man”
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 ChalindaHi how are you. I am OK, as you know I got your letter yesterday don't worry about what them … Continue reading Letter to Chalinder : July 20, 1994
The house at the time of Ivan's arrest. Ivan Milat's house is located at 22 Cinnabar StEagle Vale NSW 2558, Australia. Ivan and his sister, Shirley, bought the land for $50,000 in 1992 and he started building the house with his brother, Wally. From Sins of the Brothers by Mark Whitaker and Les Kennedy : … Continue reading Inside Ivan Milat’s House
Surveillance photo, 1994. In April 1994, a colleague of Ivan Milat, Don Borthwick, was interviewed by the Task Force Air. He arranged for the officer to conduct the interview at his office, Borthwick and Pengilly Asphalt Pty Ltd in St Clair. Said it was a routine enquiry. Ivan was one of many people they were … Continue reading “They’re watching me. They’re keeping an eye on me.”
Ivan Milat, 1997 The following interview was published in Who Weekly, August 5, 1996. At the beginning of their relationship Milat and Hughes often went to the movies, dinner or to visit members of his family. "He liked staying at home quite a bit because he was pretty tired from work. He took me to … Continue reading Interview with Chalinder Hughes