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

Cablegram 41 LONDON, 15 July 1937, 9.58 p.m.


Despatch 84, Secret, from British Consul-General, Batavia, to
Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs [1], of which copy was sent
to you.

His Majesty's Charge d'Affaires, Tokyo [2], reports that Japanese
representative [3] left for Lisbon late in June to negotiate about
trade in Timor. I should be glad to learn whether His Majesty's
Government in the Commonwealth of Australia desire that any action
should be taken by His Majesty's Ambassador at Lisbon [4] in
connection with any of the suggestions contained in the concluding
paragraph of the despatch under reference.

1 Document 51.

2 Probably J. L. Dodds.

3 Probably Sachimaro Segawa (see dispatch 140E from Fitzmaurice to
Foreign Office, 14 September 1937, on file AA : A981, Timor
(Portuguese) 20).

4 Sir Charles Wingfield.

[AA : A981, TIMOR (PORTUGUESE) 22, ii]
Last Updated: 11 September 2013
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