57 War Cabinet Minute (1940, January-June - Volume 3)
Minute 173 SYDNEY, 14 February 1940
COMPLAINT BY THE JAPANESE CONSUL-GENERAL REGARDING THE FIRING OF A SHELL AT THE 'KYO MARU NO. 2' ON HER ENTRY TO FREMANTLE HARBOUR The Minister for External Affairs  stated that he had received a communication from the Japanese Consul-General  lodging a complaint regarding the action taken in firing a shot across the bows of the 'Kyo Maru No. 2' on her entry recently to the Fremantle harbour. The Minister for External Affairs recommended that this matter be investigated by the Collector of Customs, and the matter be left in his hands to take necessary action in regard to the investigation of the incident. War Cabinet agreed to this procedure.