303 Dr R. Asmis, German Consul-General in Sydney, to Mr J. A. Lyons, Prime Minister
Letter (copy) SYDNEY, 24 October 1938
PRIVATE AND PERSONAL
Referring to the talk we had at the Wentworth Hotel some months ago regarding public statements made by the Right Honourable Minister of External Affairs  vis-a-vis Germany, I beg to enclose herewith a cutting from the 'Sydney Morning Herald' of the 24th inst. which contains a summary of an address broadcasted by the Right Honourable Minister of External Affairs on the Commonwealth's policy regarding the Mandated Territory of New Guinea. 
Since I have the intention of forwarding this address to my Government I should feel much obliged if you would kindly inform me whether the statements made therein represent the official attitude of the Commonwealth Government.