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157 Department of External Affairs to Stuart [1]

Cablegram 272 CANBERRA, 20 May 1948

Formal note regarding scholarships referred to in my telegram No.

263 has been
airmailed to you. [2] It is now desired that this should not
(repeat not) be delivered but that fuller particulars relating to
the plan should be conveyed by Mr. Macmahon Ball on his arrival.

You should inform the Government to which you are accredited that
Mr. Ball has been specially chosen by the Government to make this
visit because it attaches the greatest importance to close
relations with the Governments and peoples of this area. He is
fully familiar with Australian policy and will take the
opportunity of discussing matters of mutual interest with the
Government of Malaya while he is in Singapore. He will be
accompanied by Mr. D. McNicol of the Department of External
Affairs and Mr. V.G. Harris of the Commonwealth Office of
Education. The delegation will arrive at Singapore by special
R.A.A.F. plane on 2nd June and will leave on 6th June.

1 similar cablegrams were dispatched to posts at Bangkok, Nanking
and Manila on the same day and to Batavia the following day.

2 The note set out the conditions and benefits of the scholarship

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