• Ivan Milat,  Photos,  Richard Milat,  Theories,  Wally Milat

    Ivan Milat and the Backpacker Murders : Was He Acting Alone?

    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 4, 1993 in the Belanglo State Forest, in New South Wales, Australia. The Backpacker Murders were one of the inspirations for the movie Wolf Creek, starring Australian actor, John Jarratt. The seven known victims were : Deborah Everist and James Gibson (last seen on December 30, 1989) – Simone Schmidl (last seen on January 20, 1991) – Gabor Neugebauer and Anja Habschied (last seen on December 26, 1991) – Joanne Walters and Caroline Clarke (last seen on April 18,…

  • 1991,  Ivan Milat,  Photos,  Wombeyan Caves road

    Ivan Milat 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 Belangalo. The brothers used the place for camping and shooting practice. Ivan was a frequent visitor, either bringing his girlfriends, friend or just spending time with his brothers and their families. The Wombeyan Caves Road is a New South Wales country road linking Mittagong near the Hume Highway in the east to the Goulburn-Oberon Road at the locality of Richlands in the west. The road is designated as Main Road 258.

  • Childhood,  Ivan Milat,  Magazines,  Margaret Milat,  Newspapers,  Photos

    Margaret Milat about Ivan

    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 all their washing, there was no blood. They’re good boys.“ Mrs Milat, still lives in the yellow weatherboard house in Guildford where she and her late husband, Croatian-born Stephen, raised 10 sons and four daughters — not without the help of one of them, a conscientious little boy called Ivan. “He wasn’t the oldest boy,…

  • 1996,  Chalinder Hughes,  Ivan Milat,  Newspapers,  Photos

    Chalinder Hughes about Ivan Milat

    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 few years later. “The marriage broke up after my husband had returned from an American holiday. He told me he had met someone else. The experience left me cautious about forming permanent relationships in the future. I settled for living a quiet life.”  She met Ivan Milat in 1992 after working at a Sydney accountancy firm with his sister, Shirley. “I got on well with Shirley…

  • Ivan Milat,  Magazines,  Metropolitan Remand Centre,  Newspapers,  Photos

    Ivan Milat first months in Jail

    Following his arrest on May 22, 1994, Ivan Milat was sent to the Metropolitan Remand Centre at Long Bay Jail while awaiting trial. Former prisoner Ian McDougall, who shared a cell with Milat for seven months, summed him up this way : “With Ivan you never had to worry about sleeping with your eyes closed. You share a cell with a bloke for 12 to 15 hours a day, you get to know them, their thoughts, their secrets. You develop a bond. He’s so typically average that he stood out from other prisoners, many of whom are on drugs or scheming and scamming. He was naive. Sometimes he would slap…

  • 1964,  Ivan Milat,  Photos,  Timeline

    Ivan’s Criminal Timeline

    Ivan Milat’s criminal history started long before his arrest for the murders of 7 backpackers. Ivan and his brothers were well known from the police since a young age and their mother, Margaret, was used to receive surprise visits from police officers looking for one or more brothers. Ivan’s history with the law started in 1962 when he was only 17 : 1962 – Sentenced at Sydney Children’s Court to six months in a juvenile correctional centre for breaking and entering. December 1964 – Jailed for 18 months at Parramatta jail and then Emu Plains Prison Farm for breaking, entering and theft. November 1965 – A month after his release…

  • 1991,  Books,  Ivan Milat,  Marilyn Milat,  Maureen Murray,  Photos,  Sins of the Brother

    Ivan and Maureen Reunion

    On January 9, 1991, Ivan Milat showed up on his old flame and former sister-in-law’s doorstep, Maureen Murray, after having lost contact for 10 years : He came in, and she made him coffee. She hadn’t forgotten that he had it in a white mug, black, no sugar, but she made the mistake of using a plunger. “Can I have a real cup of coffee,” he complained. He wanted instant because it came out hotter. They chatted about old times and about the family. (…) He told her he had gone the heavy on this bloke who got one of his nieces pregnant. “I think he’s going to behave himself…

  • 1985,  Documents,  Ivan Milat,  Photos

    Ivan Milat’s Driver’s Licence

    During an hearing on November 02, 1994, Ms Cate Holmes, Ivan Milat’s attorney (Ivan will eventually fire her on November 14 of the same year), asked Constable Grosse the relevance of some of the items taken from Milat’s house during the search, including the above driver’s licence. The licence is featuring Ivan Milat’s photo but is in the name of Michael Milat, “Did it show anything other than Milat was a “naughty boy” who had a licence in a false name?” she asked Constable Gross. Ivan, like his brother Richard, often used different aliases.