144 Usman to Chifley
Telegram MELBOURNE, [23 July 1947]
Received 24 July 1947 
Following the appeals of my President Doctor Soekarno  and my Prime Minister Doctor Amir Sjarifuddin  I as representative in Australia of the Republic of Indonesia appeal to you in the name of humanity and in the interests of friendship between our countries to do your utmost to bring about an end of Dutch aggression which involves misery and slaughter of millions of my people. Your good offices will be deeply and eternally appreciated.