13 Burton to Evatt

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


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]