45 Australian Government to Addison

Cablegram 9 CANBERRA, 23 January 1946

SECRET

Your No. 543 28th December. [1]

1. Australian Government nominates Mr. W. Macmahon Ball as British Member to represent jointly Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and India on the Allied Council for Japan in Tokyo.

2. Mr. Macmahon Ball is head of the Department of Political Science in the University Melbourne and the author of numerous publications on international affairs. During the war he was Controller of the Australian Government's overseas broadcasting services. He was consultant to the Australian Delegation at the San Francisco Conference and has recently returned from a special mission to Java as Australian Government representative attached to General Christison.

3. We shall be glad to have your early comments on our nomination.

We shall arrange a time for simultaneous release of any announcements which might be agreed upon. [2]

1 Volume Vill, Document 480.

2 Similar cablegrams were sent to Wellington and New Delhi.

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