411 Prime Minister's Department to Mr H.A. Peterson, Australian Government Commissioner in the Netherlands East Indies

Cablegram unnumbered 7 December 1939,

SECRET

At request of Government of Netherlands East Indies, Mr Casey [1] and Brodribb [2] have arranged for discussion Netherlands Army authorities at Sourabaya during the evening that they will spend there on their way through to Australia by air. [3] Please inform Netherlands authorities that they expect arrive Sourabaya approximately 14th December, date depending upon flying boat maintaining schedule time.

1 R.G. Casey, Minister for Supply and Development.

2 N.K.S. Brodribb, Controller-General of Munitions Supply.

3 For information on the background to this discussion, which was concerned with the supply of ammunition, see file AA: A981, NE1 15, i.

[AA: A1608, F27/2/3]