296 Officer to Department of External Affairs
Cablegram Hague 145 THE HAGUE, 21 August 1947, 5.55 p.m.
My telegram 144. 
1. In spite of moderately worded resolution passed by Congress of the Dutch Labour Party on 16th August, I fear that the Government is under heavy pressure locally and from Batavia to disregard the Security Council and to go on to Jogjakarta. Except the Communists and the Independent Left Wing, the view is that the Security Council is interfering in a domestic matter.  violence and depredation.
2. I have expressed at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs my anxiety at this attitude and left them in no doubt as to the serious results of any such action. They endeavoured to reassure me but I remain anxious.
3. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs appears to be awaiting the decision o[n] Kleffens proposal and the Chinese resolution. They are most anxious that Australia should allow their Consul-General to act with his colleagues and hope that some way may be found round our reservations to allow him to do so.
4. I urged the Ministry of Foreign Affairs once again to avail themselves of the Australian offer. 
5. You will no doubt have heard from the United Kingdom Government on the Dutch memorandum to them and U.S.A., virtually calling for help.