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98 Mr J. D. L. Hood, External Affairs Office, London, to Department of External Affairs

Cablegram 131 LONDON, 8 November 1937, 4-02 p.m.


Reference H 25 [1] and Canberra correspondence with Batavia August
18th [2] and September 9th [3], Portuguese Minister for Colonies
[4] has repeated to British representative at Lisbon [5] that he
regards Staughton concession as dead but he is quite willing to
grant to a British or Australian company either the same or a new
concession at the same time Portuguese Government in considering
request for a larger area find it difficult to ignore claims of
Wittouck. [6] British representative's opinion is that best course
for Pascoe would be to cut adrift altogether from Staughton
concession and break fresh ground personally with new Governor.


1 Document 87.

2 Document 59.

3 Document 62.

4 Dr F. J. V. Machado.

5 Charles H. Bateman, Counsellor and Charge d'Affaires.

6 See Document 49, note 3.

[AA : A981, TIMOR (PORTUGUESE) 22, ii]
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