• Books,  Ivan Milat

    New Book by Ivan Milat’s Defense Attorney

    Andrew Boe, Ivan’s defense lawyer just published a book about his life and cases, “The Truth Hurts – An exposé of imperfect justice”. Took me a little while but I found a site shipping it overseas so I was able to order it! An anecdote from The Guardian : “Or the image Boe paints of himself as an exhausted trial lawyer, falling asleep and waking to find himself resting his head on his client’s shoulder. The client was backpacker killer Ivan Milat, who was “holding me like a baby”.It was during his three years acting for Milat, who was found guilty of murdering seven people, that the Brisbane lawyer became…

  • Ivan Milat,  Newspapers,  Photos

    “I Believe he’s a good man”

    Two friends, a married couple who have known Ivan Milat for around 20 years, and who would prefer their names not be published, called him “a good mate.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. When he was arrested we couldn’t believe it.“Added his wife : “I believe he’s a good man. He was easy to get on with, tremendously easy, and I’ve never seen him angry. They’ve got to find the real person who did this.“

  • Ivan Milat,  Newspapers,  Theories

    Ivan Milat’s Pattern of Murder

    In 1971, Ivan Milat was accused of the rape of Margaret Patterson but walked free following a 1-day trial. Following this event a pattern can be clearly identified. It might be coincidental, but there is a strong possibility that it is one key to his subsequent rampage. Milat entered into two stable relationships with women. While they lasted, he was passive, or at least his murderous impulses were subdued or in control. The killings began when the first relationship broke up and they ended when the second relationship began. In between, from December 1989 to April 1992, Milat was a cunning, cruel and perhaps maniacal killer, the most dangerous man…

  • 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…

  • Caroline Milat,  Family,  Ivan Milat,  Transcript

    Transcript : Phone call between Ivan Milat and Caroline Milat

    With his permission, Caroline Milat, his sister-in-law (married to his brother, Bill) recorded some of her phone calls with Ivan following his trial, “Ivan gives me a phone call when he makes a request to use the phone and he has surprised me some mornings and he’s rang me a couple of times during the week. We just have general chats and, with Ivan’s permission, I have also recorded some of those conversations that we have had.“ The following is a transcript of some of the phone calls : CAROLINE MILAT: What do you do day-to-day in there? IVAN MILAT: Nothing, you can sort of go around and run around…

  • 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…

  • Eagle Vale,  Ivan Milat,  Photos,  Shirley Milat

    Inside Ivan Milat’s House

    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 : Ivan told his workmates ‘I’m going to build it with this sheila.’ His friends, Noel Wild and Terry Palmer were under the impression he was shacking up with some woman as well as having ‘Cylinder’. ‘What’s your girlfriend think of that?’ Wild asked. ‘It’s all right. She’s very much like me.’ ‘What, have you got ’em on a roaster?’ Palmer asked. ‘You can’t…

  • 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…

  • 2009,  Bill Milat,  Books,  Gifs,  Ivan Milat,  Letters

    2009 : Ivan Milat cuts off his finger

    On January 26, 2009, Ivan Milat, in quite a gruesome way, cut off his little finger of his left hand, as a protest against the High Court. The following account is taken from the book, “Australia’s Most Murderous Prison – Behind the Walls of Goulburn Jail” : The officer picked up the chunky envelope addressed to the High Court of Australia. Bit heavy for a bit of paper — better have a look. The officer slowly, carefully sliced open the package that Ivan Milat was attempting to send to Australia’s final court of appeal. He shook over the envelope over a table, a blood-splattered tissue hit the desk. The officer,…