329 Mr H. Fitzmaurice, U.K. Consul-General in Batavia, to Department of External Affairs
Cablegram unnumbered BATAVIA, 7 December 1938
A representative of Asiatic Investment Company named Buchan has
just been to see me in regard to Timor oil position before leaving
for Sydney by air today.
He professes to desire to negotiate with the Australian Government
with a view to his Company co-operating. I advised him to make a
frank explanation of the position. He was clearly anxious for
information of progress made by Oil Search, but I merely said I
had no recent information.
[AA : A981, TIMOR (PORTUGUESE) 22, iii]