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105 Mr J. A. Lyons, Prime Minister, to Mr S. M. Bruce, High Commissioner in London

Cablegram unnumbered 15 November 1937,

Your telegrams of 12th and 13th November [1]: The Commonwealth
Government adopted the draft declaration but points out that it
had no opportunity to make any suggestions thereon before

Whilst admitting this was in the circumstances unavoidable, the
Government asks that before any action is taken on or arising out
of the declaration the Government will have full opportunity of
giving its views on such proposed action. [2]


1 Documents 103, 104.

2 A handwritten version of this cable indicates that it was
drafted by Sir George Pearce at a Melbourne meeting with R. G.

Menzies (Attorney-General), R. G. Casey (Treasurer) and Senator A.

J. McLachlan (Postmaster-General), after telephoning to Lyons (AA
: A981, China 116).

[AA : A981, CHINA 116]
Last Updated: 11 September 2013
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