• 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…

  • 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…

  • 1996,  Arrest,  Chalinder Hughes,  Interview,  Ivan Milat,  Magazines,  Photos

    Interview with Chalinder Hughes

    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 Darling Harbour and Circular Quay on occasions.“ They didn’t see much of each other during the week, but spent many weekends together. On the weekend of May 22, 1994, Chalinder Hughes was staying with Ivan at the home he and his sister Shirley shared on Eagle Vale when the now-famous Task Force Air police raid was made. “From…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 1994,  Arrest,  Chalinder Hughes,  Ivan Milat,  Newspapers

    Ivan Milat Arrest : Milat felt police call was a joke

    Ivan Milat thought an early-morning telephone call warning him that armed police were about to raid his home was a prank. In conversations taped by police just minutes before his arrest on May 22, 1994, Ivan Milat told police he thought it “really weird” that they would phone him before approaching the house, and he had thought the call was made by someone from his work. Siege and counter-terrorist negotiator Detective Sergeant Wayne Gordon said he had called the house at Eagle Vale in Sydney’s south-west just after 6:30am and told Milat police had surrounded the house. “Mr Ivan Milat, is it?” A male voice answered, “No.” “Is Ivan Milat there?” “No, he’s not…

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

    Ivan Milat and Chalinder Hughes

    When asked by a policeman, “how do you feel about your boyfriend being the backpacker killer?”, Chalinder Hughes, who’s been dating Ivan Milat for 4 years, could not accept the police allegations about her boyfriend that were thrown around like stun grenades. “The description of the wanted person didn’t fit Ivan. He’s not into provoking people. A very calm person. Not violent and he doesn’t lost his temper. He would never strike a woman, let alone rape and murder. He has a great respect for women. This I know. Ivan is more likely to walk away than have an argument. This is the worst crime imaginable. I’d rather be dead than…