516 Mr John Curtin, Prime Minister, to Mr A. T. Stirling, External Affairs Officer in London
Cablegram 202 CANBERRA, 3 June 1942
For Bruce  from Curtin.
Your 218. 
Desire you inform United Kingdom Government that we appreciate step which it has taken in regard to Bowden and Ross. We have to say that the exclusion of Bowden and Ross is not acceptable. There are twenty-five Japanese officials in Australia and limiting the exchange of these to only eight Australians is utterly unjustified. We press for Ross and Bowden and do not agree otherwise.