486 Mr S. M. Bruce, High Commissioner in London, to Mr R. G. Menzies, Prime Minister

Cablegram 390 [1] LONDON, 4 June 1941

FOR PRIME MINISTER

Polish Government has approached me with regard to Polish Minister for Foreign Affairs' [2] request to you of 11th March for the establishment of a Polish Consulate-General in Australia. He states that his Government have established Consulate-General in Canada and more recently fin] South Africa and New Zealand and now wish to appoint to the post of Consulate-General in Canberra (sic) an official 'de carriere' with diplomatic experience as soon as consent of Australian Government is forthcoming.

I was under the impression that there was already a Polish Consulate-General in Sydney (E.A. Consular List for 1941) but presumably the present occupant [3] is not a career man.

I told Raczynski [4] I would telegraph you and ascertain present position.

BRUCE

1 This cablegram was dispatched as no. 390, but the copy circulated in Canberra (AA: A3830, 1941, unnumbered) was numbered 400.

2 August Zaleski.

3 L. A. de Noskowski, who was a non-career Consul-General.

4 Polish Ambassador to the United Kingdom.

[AA: A2937, CONSULS-(POLAND)]