542 Nankervis to Burton
Teleprinter Message D843 MELBOURNE, 20 August 1947, 2.42 p.m.
Received 20 August 1947
The following urgent message has been received by this Department from the High Commissioner, Suva:-
Native trouble in British Solomon Islands Protectorate is likely to reach climax on September 1st when clash between opposing factions is threatened. 
It is necessary to effect arrest before that date and presence of a warship would have a steadying effect.
I should therefore be most grateful if Warramunga could arrange to reach Point Cruz Guadalcanal on or before August 28th and stand by. Glad of very early reply.
2. It had been previously arranged for Warramunga to arrive 3rd September. Arrangements can be made for her to arrive 28th August as requested. Request early approval. Message ends.