"These people like Milat are consummate actors," forensic psychiatrist Rod Milton, who advised Task Force Air during their 20-month hunt for the killer, said. They "present themselves as loving and kind and nice. It’s very interesting to think that some of these serial killers’ families, when they find out, sever all connections. Others closes ranks." … Continue reading Ivan Milat’s Younger Years
Ivan Milat on the day of the verdict, July 27, 1997. ‘Frank’’, a career Corrective Services officer now in retirement who knew Ivan Milat during his years at Goulburn Supermax has no illusions about the backpacker killer. “I’d describe him as nondescript,” Frank tells me about the jail’s most infamous prisoner. “He was nothing startling, … Continue reading Corrective Services officer about Ivan Milat’s years at Goulburn Supermax
Ivan Milat's passport photo In October 1997, The Bulletin published an exclusive interview with Ivan Milat, the first since his arrest and trial. The interview was based on questions sent to him via letters and to which Milat replied. He warned them that the "real murderers" are still free and capable of further killings. He … Continue reading Interview with Ivan Milat, 1997
Wally Milat in 1994. Less than a month after Ivan Milat's arrest for the Backpacker Murders, his younger brother, Wally Milat, gave an interview to Who Weekly. The interview was published in the June 13, 1994 edition which was subsequently banned for showing Ivan's face to the world. On growing up Like most of the … Continue reading Wally Milat : My Brother Ivan
Ivan made the personalized letterhead in jail. 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 … Continue reading Letter to Chalinder : March 6, 1995
On February 24, 1994, Ivan Milat was placed under police surveillance. The above photographs were taken around that time while he was at work.
Ivan Milat in 1983 holding a WWI machine gun at his older brother Alex’s Buxton home. Pictured on the right is his then-wife Karen. Ivan Milat, also known as The Backpacker Killer, was a serial killer convicted for the 7 murders of backpackers. All of the bodies were found between September 19, 1991 and November … Continue reading Ivan Milat and the Backpacker Murders : Was He Acting Alone?
Ivan Milat in 1991 at Wombeyan Caves Road. Three of the Milat brothers (I believe Wally and Bill are among the owners) owned a small property on the Wombeyan Caves road, twenty five miles from Belanglo. The brothers used the place for camping and shooting practice. Ivan was a frequent visitor, either bringing his girlfriends, friend … Continue reading Ivan Milat at Wombeyan Caves Road
The Sydney Morning Herald interviewed Ivan Milat’s mother, Margaret Milat, before the verdict of the trial in 1996. She hoped beyond hope for a verdict of not guilty. "But if Ivan is innocent, then they’ll go and arrest Richard. They’re both innocent. They were living here when those murders were meant to happen. I did … Continue reading Margaret Milat about Ivan
Photo taken at the Metropolitan Remand Centre at Long Bay Jail. Chalinder Hughes was born near Delhi but left with her Hindu family when a year old to settle in the Midlands of England. In 1978, at age 17, she migrated to Australia with her English fiance, married him in 1985 but parted away a … Continue reading Chalinder Hughes about Ivan Milat