Spy: Espionage in Australia

31 May 2018 to 12 August 2018

Museum of the Riverina
Historic Council Chambers Site
243 Baylis St
Wagga Wagga NSW 2650

Often cloaked in myth, the stories of spies are sometimes stranger than fiction. Spy: Espionage in Australia reveals the personal experiences of secret agents and the curious history of espionage and counter-espionage in Australia, from Federation through to the present day.

See genuine spy equipment, surveillance images, and candid interviews with ASIO officers. Play the part of a secret agent in the interactive family trail. Test your skills at codebreaking and reading invisible ink.

Using objects from the National Archives of Australia, ASIO and other security organisations, the exhibition brings the stories of spies out of the shadows and into the light.

Exhibition development supported by the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia and National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach Program.

SPY exhibition sponsors: National Archives of Australia, Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, Visions Australia, National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach Program
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    Lydia Janovska at Mascot Airport, Sydney, 1960. NAA: A6122, 1756
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    May Day march Wollongong, 1966. NAA: A9626, 109
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    Vladimir and Evdokia Petrov with ASIO officers Ron Richards (seated) and Ernie Redford, 1954. NAA: A6285, 3
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    Meeting between Ivan Skripov and Kay Marshall at Taronga Park Zoo, 1962. NAA: A432, 1963/2272
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