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Teleprinter message [CANBBRRA], 2 January 1946
Reference Dominions Office telegram D.2290 of 22nd December  and 12627 (U.N.0.34) of 23rd December  from High Commissioner's Office, London. Trusteeship.
1. Prior to any decision on a declaration of intention to bring Australian mandated territory under trusteeship your views are sought as to defence considerations affecting such decision.
2. With a view to considering terms of possible trusteeship agreements with States directly concerned  it will be appreciated if you would also advise on:
(a) designation of strategic areas in accordance with Article 82 of Charter  (assuming intention to bring mandated territory of New Guinea under trusteeship).
(b) defence provisions which should be included in any trusteeship agreement for New Guinea.
3. Since question of making declaration as to mandates will arise during first part of General Assembly meeting commencing January 10 early advice on para.1 above is requested.