15 Department of External Affairs to Ballard

Cablegram 38 CANBERRA, 20 March 1947, 6.30 p.m.

IMMEDIATE SECRET

Please inform Sjahrir in confidence that we are considering what would be the most appropriate form of Australian representation in the area in which the Republic exercises de facto authority. Has Sjahrir any suggestions to make concerning Australian representation in the Republic (A) Before and (B) After the signing of the Cheribon Agreement?

[AA:A1838/278, 401/3/10/1, i]