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Listed under:  Society  >  Citizenship  >  Law  >  Parliaments  >  Parliamentary committees  >  Royal commissions

Evdokia Petrov on the beach, 1954

This is a black-and-white photograph of Evdokia Petrov, after she and her husband, Vladimir Petrov, had defected from the then Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) and had been granted political asylum in Australia, in 1954. Mrs Petrov is the woman on the left-hand side of the photograph, wearing sunglasses. She is ...


From Sand to Celluloid - No Way to Forget, 1996: No future

This clip shows Shane Francis (David Ngoombujarra), an Indigenous Australian field officer for the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (RCIADIC), driving between Swan Hill and Melbourne on a country road at night. In voice-over he says he is haunted by the deaths he has been investigating and can feel the ...