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Author Hogan, Sandra, author

Title With my little eye : the incredible true story of a family of spies in the suburbs / Sandra Hogan
Published Sydney, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2021


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Description 227 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour) ; 24 cm
Contents The children -- Sue-Ellen -- The family
Summary Growing up in the 1950s, the three Doherty children were trained by their parents to memorise car number plates, to spot unusual behaviour on the street, and most important of all, to avoid drawing attention to themselves. The children became unwitting foot soldiers in Australia's battle against Soviet infiltration in the Cold War. They attended political rallies, stood watch on houses owned by communist sympathisers, and infiltrated the UFO Society. In 1956 the Doherty family went on a beach holiday with Vladimir and Evdokia Petrov, the famous Soviet defectors, who were hiding from Soviet assassins. Dudley and Joan Doherty swore their children to secrecy, and for decades, they didn't even discuss among themselves the work they did for ASIO. With My Little Eye is a poignant and very funny account of a peculiar childhood in 1950s suburban Australia
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Australian Security Intelligence Organization -- History
Families -- Australia
Spies -- Australia -- Case studies
Children of spies -- Australia -- Case studies
Espionage -- Australia -- History -- 20th century
Genre/Form Reading nook.
Case studies.
ISBN 9781760878467