• 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,…

  • 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…

  • Books,  Childhood,  Family,  George Milat,  Ivan Milat,  Magazines,  Photos,  Wally Milat

    Ivan Milat’s Younger Years

    “These people like Milat are consummate actors,” forensic psychiatrist Rod Milton, who advised Task Force Air during their 20-month hunt for the killer, said. They “present themselves as loving and kind and nice. It’s very interesting to think that some of these serial killers’ families, when they find out, sever all connections. Others closes ranks.” By and large, Milat’s family has thus far stood by him, and so has his former girlfriend.  Actor he was. Through his sheer energy and cowboy charm, Milat exerted a certain charisma that captivated and bullied those close to him and, like the distractions of a good magician, served to veil evil impulses that he…

  • 1996,  Ivan Milat,  Newspapers,  Photos

    Corrective Services officer about Ivan Milat’s years at Goulburn Supermax

    ‘Frank’’, a career Corrective Services officer now in retirement who knew Ivan Milat during his years at Goulburn Supermax has no illusions about the backpacker killer. “I’d describe him as nondescript,” Frank tells me about the jail’s most infamous prisoner. “He was nothing startling, to me he was just another crim who’d vacuum the hallways. In later years he was flat out stringing two words together.’’ But Milat’s idiosyncratic nature still left something of an impression as Frank remembers. “He did teach me how to recharge flat batteries,” he chuckles, still puzzled by Milat’s curious behavior. “Milat had a lot of tricks like that he’d picked up while working on…