332 Department of External Affairs to Mr H. Fitzmaurice, U.K. Consul-General in Batavia
Draft Cablegram unnumbered 8 December 1938
Your Cable 7th December.  Timor Oil. Appreciate your information. Position generally is that representative of Oil Search received favourable reception Lisbon authorities and is hopeful obtaining concessions. On other hand Wittouck  appears to have made no progress and cannot obtain Lisbon confirmation of any rights which may have been given by late Governor Timor.