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Press Pass - Royal Commission on Espionage

From the Collection of Anglesea and District Historical Society 5B McMillan Street Anglesea Victoria

On 13/4/1954 Prime Minister Menzies told parliament of the detection of Vladimir Petrov and his wife Evdokia to Australia from the Soviet Embassy. Menzies established a Royal Commission on Espionage (RCE) to enquire into and report on Soviet espionage in Australia. This item is a "Press Pass" held by Gavin K Cook and issued by M. Brne (Gov.t Public Relatons Officer).
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Object Registration
royal commission on espionage, 1954, gavin cook, sun-pictorial, melbourne, press pass
When Made
Made By
Government Printers (Maker)
Inscriptions & Markings
ROYAL COMMISSIUON ON ESPIONAGE / No. 111 / 1954 /The bearer 'Mr G Cook" / of "The Sun-Pictorial, Melbourne, / whose signature appears below, is an ac- / credited press representative. / (Signed: M.W. Byrne / Government Public Relations Officer.
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7 Feb 2018 at 2:43PM