5 Department of External Affairs to Officer

Cablegram 15 CANBERRA, 30 January 1947


Our 12. Representation at Batavia. Please approach Foreign Office seeking provisional recognition of Bertram Charles Ballard as Consul-General at Batavia with jurisdiction in Netherlands East Indies. London has been asked to submit Commission to Palace for signature and to forward for Counter-signature by Minister. [1]

1 The Legation at The Hague replied on 17 February that the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs had granted provisional recognition to Ballard as Consul-General at Batavia. His commission was signed by King George VI on 13 July.

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