An illustrated timeline of the events surrounding the Petrov defection, including short biographies of the key players.
The following audio files represent a mix of contemporary recordings and selections from the Petrov Exhibition media launch, held in April 2004 at Old Parliament House.
— ALP leader Dr H V Evatt, puts the case for conspiracy and invokes Molotov. Courtesy of the National Archives of Australia.
— Prime Minister Menzies rebuts Dr Evatt’s argument. Courtesy of the National Archives of Australia.
— Airline stewardess Joyce Bull describes Mrs Petrov’s journey from Mascot, in the air, and at Darwin Airport. Old Parliament House collection.
— Journalist Bernard Freedman describes Document H and his scoop at the Russian Embassy. Old Parliament House collection.
— Michael Thwaites recalls his recruitment into ASIO and his subsequent relationship with the Petrovs. Old Parliament House collection.
— Professor Robert Manne outlines the Petrov Affair. Old Parliament House collection.