179 Chifley to de Valera
Cablegram unnumbered CANBERRA, 9 April 1946
I greatly regret the delay in replying to your proposal for an exchange of representatives between Australia and Eire.  We are glad, however, that now in accepting your proposal for an appointment of a representative in Australia we are able to nominate as High Commissioner  in Dublin Mr. William John Dignam, Barrister of Sydney.
We are sure that Mr. Dignam's character and learning will make a ready appeal to you and the other members of your Government.
Dr. Kiernan and his wife will be assured of a warm welcome here.