• 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…

  • Lynise Milat,  Marilyn Milat,  Newspapers,  Paul Gould,  Sins of the Brother

    Ivan Milat and Marilyn Milat-Tempest

    Les Kennedy, author of Sins of the Brother, tracked down Marilyn Milat-Tempest, Boris’ ex-wife who had an 11-year affair with Ivan. She agreed to talk to him on the phone. He couldn’t get much out of her beside the usual, that she was still in love with Ivan despite what happened. Marilyn never stopped believing in Ivan and kept visiting him in prison, even after the guilty verdict. The Daily Telegraph also spoke to Marilyn, a few months before his death, “I don’t want him to die, he’s sick, I don’t love him like that, anymore, well … I always will love him… I’ve kept the name all these years. Ivan…

  • 1996,  Gifs,  Ivan Milat,  Mark Tedeschi,  Trial

    Ivan Milat and the rubber glove

    On the first day of his cross-examination, June 17, 1996, Ivan was being asked about items found in his car. At the end of the day, after a very long cross examination, just before 4 o’clock, just before the court is about to rise, the prosecutor, Mark Tedeschi asked Ivan a question about a rubber glove also found in his car, “And I ask you did you wear it by any chance in the crimes in the Belanglo State Forest in order to prevent fingerprints being left?”. Ivan blew it, “I wore no …”  he stopped himself. You could hear a pin drop in the courtroom.  Tedeschi: “You wore no…

  • 1996,  Ivan Milat,  Mark Tedeschi,  Trial

    Ivan Milat cross-examination, 1996

    Ivan Milat cross-examination by the Crown prosecutor, Mr. Mark Tedeschi on June 20, 1996 : I suggest to you that you disposed of Mr James Gibson’s gear in the Galston Gorge and that you knew that area? IM : I never disposed of nothing and I don’t really know that area. I suggest to you that you took Deborah Everist’s property and that that’s how her sleeping bag came to be in your home? IM : I never took nothing of hers and I don’t know nothing about her stuff at our place. I suggest to you that you gave her backpack to your sister-in-law, Joan, knowing that the real…

  • Ivan Milat,  Margaret Patterson,  Newspapers,  Sins of the Brother

    Ivan Milat’s victim, Margaret Patterson: “He’s genuinely nice”

    In 1995, Les Kennedy met with Margaret Patterson who was picked up by Ivan while she was hitchhiking. She said to Kennedy that she forgave Ivan for what happened and was angry with her former friend for giving interviews in exchange of money. Margaret acknowledged that she has written to Ivan and even visited him in prison more than once. “I do give him the benefit of the doubt that he might not be guilty and I’m just incredibly sad that he was in that situation.  It’s not as though I don’t think the crimes are very bad, but I felt very sorry for him…He seemed extremely happy to see…

  • 1988,  1989,  Ivan Milat,  Jobs,  Karen Milat

    1988 – Ivan Milat’s Divorce

    In September 1988, Ivan Milat, in the midst of his divorce from Karen, left his work for the Department of Main Roads. He learned by one of his bosses that parts of his wages were going to pay for Karen’s maintenance. He quickly found a new job working for Sweeping Service under an alias, “Bill”, to stop Karen claiming any of his income. He lasted two months before quitting. He quickly found another job at the Boral plasterboard factory, working under the name Bill Milat. He worked there while the divorce was going through. His divorce was official in October 1989. He went back to his real name and left…

  • 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…