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201 Department of External Affairs to Makin

Cablegram [UNY]341 CANBERRA, 8 November 1946


Your UN.632. [1] Minister is disappointed at complete lack of
support of Australia by South Africa both at Paris and United
Nations in relation to matters where we had every reason to expect
active co-operation.

2. It is correct that Minister expressed unwillingness to
embarrass Smuts and he will not do so. Without committing
ourselves to vote or active support we shall gladly avoid any

1 Dispatched 5 November, it reported that Smuts had asked the
Australian delegation to support South Africa's proposal to make
the mandated territory of South West Africa part of South Africa.

[AA:A1067, M46/21/7, ii]
Last Updated: 11 September 2013
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