Exhibition – The Petrov Affair 12 August 2004 – 3 April 2005
at Old Parliament House
King George Terrace, Parkes, ACT 2600
Background Reading: The Petrov Affair
- The Petrov Affair – Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House
- National Archives National History Challenge Essay Winner – “Conflicts and resolutions arising from the Petrov defections” by Nicola Connell, 2003
- Mrs Petrov’s death brings bizarre affair to end by Robert Manne, The Age, 27 July, 2002
- Wikipedia – The Petrov Affair
- Discovering Democracy – Topic 3: ‘Movements against Communism 1951–54.’
Background Reading: The Royal Commission
- National Archives of Australia factsheet: The Royal Commission on Espionage, 1954–55.
- Royal Commission Act of Australia
- The Petrov Royal Commission
Recommendations and Conclusions
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Other online resources
- ABC Stateline report on the Petrov Exhibition, 13 August 2004
- Hirst, J., Australia’s Democracy; A Short History, Ch 4, ‘Threats to Democracy 1920 – 1970’, 2002
- Horne, Donald, 10 Steps to a more tolerant Australia, Penguin Books Australia Ltd, 2003
- Lowe, David, Australia’s Cold War 1948 – 1954, University of New South Wales Press, Sydney, 1999.
- Manne, Robert, The Petrov Affair. Politics and Espionage, Pergamon, Sydney, 1987.
- McKnight, David, Australia’s Spies and their Secrets, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1994.
- McKnight, David, Espionage and the Roots of the Cold War: The Conspiratorial Heritage, Frank Cass, London, 2002.
- Petrov, Vladimir and Evdokia, Empire of Fear, Andre Deutsch, London, 1956.