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. [1] 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 [2] appears to have made no progress and cannot obtain Lisbon confirmation of any rights which may have been given by late Governor Timor. [3]

1 Document 329.

2 See Document 49, note 3.

3 Dr Manso Preto Cruz.

[AA : A981, TIMOR (PORTUGUESE) 22, iii]