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By Mark Whittaker

Tells the tale of Ivan Milat, convicted of the serial backpacker murders within the Belanglo country wooded area. Describes his formative years and his dating along with his huge kin, really together with his brothers. Examines the occasions best as much as the killings, the police investigations and the aftermath of Milat's arrest. attracts widely on own interviews with participants of the Milat relatives and other people serious about the investigations.

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Their white clothes in the photo are far whiter than anyone ever saw them in real life. Margaret’s washing was quite notorious. She had more than enough worries managing the copper. She’d have to make the fire underneath it, then boil the clothes up for thirty minutes – whites first – swirling them with the copper stick. Then she’d drag them across to the tubs, rinsing them three times with cold water, before topping up the copper and doing the next load, and the next, until she was down to the work gear in the now murky waters.

Very aggressive. The sort of kid who, if there was a dispute over whose turn it was to bat, he would, or else. Ivan, too, was tough, but so were a lot of others. Like all the Milat boys, he straddled the divide between ‘wogs’ and ‘Aussies’ in the classroom apartheid of the day, but he came down on the side of the outcasts who’d cop a belting if they were caught speaking their own language. None of the Milat kids knew any Croatian anyway. Ivan made little impression. The sort of kid whose friends wouldn’t notice much about him.

He’d sit there after school shooting any bird that came within cooee of the garden or the chook feed. By the time he was eight, he was using a shotgun. Steven thought he made sure Alex handled it with respect, but at that age, how good can you be? One afternoon Alex saw a flock of birds on the roof. They were an easy shot. He ran inside and got the shotgun, aimed and fired, peppering bird shot through the fibro wall of the living room. Loud Croatian swear words boomed out of the house followed by the sound of heavy feet on a wooden floor.

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