163 Department of External Affairs to Australian Delegation, United Nations

Cablegram 52 CANBERRA, 27 January 1949, 8.15 p.m.

IMMEDIATE RESTRICTED

Your 61. [1]

Attitude in paragraph one is satisfactory. Take them as far as possible without upsetting prospect of successful resolution.

Residency has local technical meaning but immediate environs describes it. Withdrawal point can be met in spirit of Delhi draft by some understanding that elections are not held anywhere during Dutch occupation, and provided Commission has adequate powers.

Cabinet today approved Delhi resolutions. [2]

1 Document 162.

2 Document 144.

[AA : A1838, 854/10/4/3, iii b]