Spy: Espionage in Australia

Lydia Janovska at Mascot Airport, Sydney, 1960. Part of Spy: Espionage in Australia on exhibition at the Museum of the Riverina in Wagga Wagga

Image: Lydia Janovska at Mascot Airport, Sydney, 1960. NAA: A6122, 1755. Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, Central Office

Spy: Espionage in Australia, on display at our Historic Council Chambers site in Wagga WaggaOften 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.

Spy: Espionage in Australia is on show now, Tuesdays - Sundays at the Museum of the Riverina's Historic Council Chambers site. Exhibition must close 12 August 2018.


FREE Spy trails for kids

Hidden within Spy: Espionage in Australia are clues to some secret spy missions especially for kids. With missions tailored to suit little and big kids - and a prize at the end - this exhibition has something for all the family.

SPY STORY

FOR AGES 4-6, with adult assistance

Take a SPY STORY booklet and a pen, and commence your adventure. Work together to find picture clues, read the stories and talk about the interesting things you discover. Once you've finished, show it to staff at the front desk to receive a special prize!

SPY MISSION

FOR AGES 7-12

Do you have what it takes to be a spy? Take a SPY MISSION booklet and a pen and commence your mission. Once you've finished, show it to staff at the front desk to receive a special prize!


Spy: Espionage in Australia is a National Archives of Australia Touring Exhibition

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