97 Sir Walford Selby, U.K. Ambassador to Portugal, to Commonwealth Government
Cablegram unnumbered LISBON, 31 May 1939, 5.03 p.m.
Your telegram of 6th April , Australia Timor Air Service.
Portuguese Government are in principle agreeable subject to satisfactory negotiations on basis of reciprocity.
Governor of Timor  is being instructed to afford facilities to a responsible officer of the Australian Civil Aviation Department to examine the question in conjunction with the local authorities.
Portuguese Government also hold it desirable to establish a period within which the service shall be inaugurated and that agreement shall lapse if the service be not inaugurated within that time.