58 Department of External Affairs to Mr A.T. Stirling, External Affairs Officer in London
Cablegram 15 29 March 1939,
Your telegram No. 67.  Commonwealth Government has been advised by Consul General Czechoslovakia  that acting on instructions from Prague he had handed over Consulates in Australia to Consul General Germany  who also reports similarly. Commonwealth Government has not recognized this action pending advice as to attitude United Kingdom Government is adopting.  You mention position of Legation but no advice regarding either Consulates in United Kingdom or British Consulates in Czechoslovakia.
Please obtain early information as to attitude which is being and will be adopted by United Kingdom Government both matters.