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Episode Fourteen - Backpackers

There is a sign at the entrance to Belanglo State Forest, it bears an ominous warning to its visitors to “Please be Careful” and when you hear the stories of what has gone on in Belanglo it kinda makes sense. You see, Belanglo is well known across Australia because of the dark history it has, tied to the murders of seven backpackers and the person known as the worst serial killer in Australian History.


A transcript for this episode can be found here:

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Sources for this weeks episode:

Wikipedia:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivan_Milat

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bradley_John_Murdoch

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Peter_Falconio

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hume_Highway

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backpacker_murders

The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/oct/27/ivan-milat-chilling-serial-murders-haunt-australia-after-death https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/14/peter-falconio-northern-territory-police-renew-appeal-to-find-body-after-20-years

Biography.com

https://www.biography.com/crime-figure/ivan-milat

7News

https://7news.com.au/sunrise/on-the-show/chilling-claim-backpacker-murderer-ivan-milat-killed-twenty-more-victims-c-2335960

NZ Herald

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/life-and-crimes-of-ivan-milat-australias-most-notorious-serial-killer/ZHVXA7NP7SZ2MXHGXPFVBHOTAY/

News.com.au

https://www.news.com.au/national/crime/ivan-milat-inquest-serial-killers-miserable-final-years-in-jail/news-story/7ba8013cb39eaea0dea70bc1de1b24fb

9 News

https://www.9news.com.au/national/ivan-milat-cause-of-death-serial-killer-esophagus-cancer/12d2ef51-3467-480d-b183-036290a589fb

A&E

https://www.aetv.com/real-crime/ivan-milat

BBC

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-48346543

Murderpedia

https://murderpedia.org/male.M/m/milat-ivan.htm

CNN

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/10/28/australia/ivan-milat-serial-killer-dead-intl-hnk/index.html

The Sydney Morning Herald.

https://www.smh.com.au/national/feuding-brothers-affairs-and-a-fake-story-the-unravelling-of-ivan-milat-20190603-p51tvp.html

https://www.smh.com.au/national/ivan-milat-australias-most-notorious-serial-killer-20190524-h1er8j.html

Strange Outdoors https://www.strangeoutdoors.com/true-crime-in-the-outdoors/2020/6/15/peter-falconio


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Stuff.co.nz

https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/travel-troubles/70253054/backpacker-murder-tours-to-be-banned