111 Commonwealth Government to Lord Caldecote, U.K. Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs
Cablegram 473 9 September 1940,
Your telegrams 326  and 328 :
1. Concur in proposal that Sautot  be appointed by De Gaulle  as Governor New Caledonia.
2. Am arranging Sautot be conveyed to Noumea in S.S. NORDEN, Norwegian tanker now at Port Vila. H.M.A.S. ADELAIDE will accompany NORDEN.
3. Commonwealth Government will support British Government in economic measures in New Caledonia and Western Pacific in conformity with terms set out generally in Prime Minister's  letter to General De Gaulle of August 27 and quoted in your cable 316. 
4. Commonwealth Government has agreed to request of High Commissioner for Western Pacific  that certain anti-De Gaulle persons at Vila should be deported via Australia and that provided situation at Noumea is then stable H.M.A.S. ADELAIDE should be at Vila on 16th September when S.S. MORINDA will visit Vila and deportees will presumably be embarked.