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187 Commonwealth Government to Mr M. MacDonald, U.K. Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs

Cablegram 40 14 April 1938,

Reference your Circular telegrams Nos. 83 [1] and 84 [2] of 26th
and 30th March, 1938, respectively, and your telegram No. 43 of
6th April, 1938. [3]

His Majesty's Government in the Commonwealth of Australia desires
that the German Government be informed through the diplomatic
channel that the Commonwealth Government has given consideration
to the terms of the Notes addressed by the United Kingdom
Government to the German Government on 2nd April, 1938, and that,
in taking note of the United Kingdom Government's decision to
withdraw His Majesty's Legation from Vienna and to replace it by a
Consulate-General, the Commonwealth Government desires to reserve
its position in regard to treaties and other matters which will
arise in consequence of the incorporation of Austria in the German

[AA : A981, GERMANY 43, ii]
Last Updated: 11 September 2013
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