Your N.36. 
Please strongly discourage notion of sending Netherlands Indies
Governor to this country. In the present situation appointment
would be most embarrassing.
I regard it as an essential that van Kleffens should attend
Pacific Conference referred to in my recent speech  and that
future of Dutch New Guinea and Dutch Timor should then be
discussed along principles already accepted by Portuguese
Government in relation to Portuguese Timor.
These principles are stated in writing in certain letters between
Eden and myself which I presume you have seen. 
If you can obtain agreement with Netherlands Government to such
principles or better still agreement for a long lease to this
country which would not impair Netherlands sovereignty you would
achieve a diplomatic result of tremendous importance to the future
security of Australia.
As you know Timor and Dutch New Guinea were left practically
defenceless with resultant liability of dire consequence to
The matter needs most delicate handling as in case of Portugal but
I am confident you can achieve the results desired.
Above all you must [kill]  the van Mook plan effectively but