[On learning that the French Government had accepted German terms for an armistice the U.K. Prime Minister, Winston S. Churchill, appealed to Frenchmen to support the Allied cause and General de Gaulle announced the formation of the French National Committee.
In Sydney a meeting was held on 25 June 1940 of about one hundred French residents who drafted the following cablegram. (See Melbourne Age, 24-26 June 1940.) The cablegram was sent through the Prime Minister's Department.]
Without pretending to judge the decisions of the Bordeaux Government, Frenchmen in Australia fully in accord with your declaration answering your call and put themselves at your disposal with their energies and their resources to continue the fight to the end. 
FRENCH COLONY IN AUSTRALIA