13 Burton to Evatt

Cablegram E102 CANBERRA, 13 November 1947, 1.35 p.m.

PERSONAL SECRET

Prime Minister is obviously strongly of view that Australia should not be one of Commission of Administration for Palestine. [1] He also feels Australia should refrain from voting on final decision if at all possible but realises this may be impossible. Mr. Dedman has taken particular interest in this matter.

1 That is, what emerged as the United Nations Palestine Commission intended to carry out recommendations approved by the General Assembly.

[AA : A9420/1, 2]