482 Department of External Affairs to Kevin

Cablegram 337 CANBERRA, 28 December 1948, 11.30 a.m.

Your 506. [1]

You will realise Government policy is to ban all ammunition of war and Dutch have received none. Moreover, they have not been able to ship Dutch-owned munitions at present in Australia. Relief goods have been held in store. Watersiders are not permitting the loading of any ships bound for Indonesia.

1 Document 451.

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