• 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,  Arrest,  Eagle Vale,  Evidence,  Ivan Milat

    Evidence : Ivan Milat’s House

    Following Ivan’s arrest on May 22, 1994 and after securing the house located at 22 Cinnabar StEagle Vale NSW 2558, Australia, Ivan was taken back inside by two task force detectives while other officers carried out the search of the premises. The following is a list of the evidence found inside the house : Bedroom 1 (Shirley Milat’s) : Various photo albums, a Salewa brand sleeping bag and a green sleeping bag. Bedroom 3 (Ivan’s bedroom) :  38 .22 calibre cartridges of Eley brand ammunition with an ‘E’ head stamp and Winchester Brand ammunition with an ‘H’ head stamp. New Zealand and Indonesian bank notes. Postcard from a friend of…

  • 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,  Books,  Ivan Milat,  Photos,  Surveillance

    “They’re watching me. They’re keeping an eye on me.”

    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 looking at. They asked what he was like; how much control Borthwick had over his movements at the RTA. They asked him about his work attendance. They were pretty casual. Borthwick thought it was all bullshit. Not Ivan. He didn’t tell them what he was thinking, but he made it clear from his tone that they had the…

  • 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…

  • 1994,  Ivan Milat,  Magazines,  Photos,  Wally Milat

    Wally Milat : My Brother Ivan

    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 Milat children, says Wally, Ivan left school at 15. “He’s always been in road work or construction work. He did work in construction for a while, digging foundations and things like that. He worked all over Sydney. About that time my dad was in the construction game and most of the work was jumping onto a train and riding…

  • 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…