Case 109


[Part 5 of 5]

Accused serial killer, 51-year-old Ivan Milat sat motionless before the court as he faced trial for what became known as ‘The Backpacker Murders.’  A small perspex screen was fitted above his seat to protect him from anything that may be hurled towards him from the public gallery. He kept his gaze averted at all times, with some detecting a hint of a smile on his face.



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Writing – Elsha McGill 

Narration – Anonymous Host



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Scoring – Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn



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Highway to Nowhere – Richard Shears

Fate – Neil Mercer

Belanglo: the next chapter – Roger Maynard

Sins of the brother – Mark Whittaker and Les Kennedy

Milat, Inside Australia’s biggest manhunt – Clive Small and Tom Gilling

R V Milat, a case study in cross-examination – Dan Howard

John Marsden, I am what I am – John Marsden



Extensive articles from ‘The Age’ and ‘The Sydney Morning Herald’ newspapers published between 1989 and 1998 were utilised to compile these episodes. The articles were accessed via the website,



Crimes that shook the world – The backpacker murderer

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