Your 369.  I am pleased beyond measure at the great fight you
are putting up.
You will understand how I had to fight on previous occasions for
tanks and the like. Australian diplomacy must be equal in courage
and vigour to the Australian fighting men. That is our reputation
in the world and it is worth preserving. Already the Australian -
New Zealand Agreement  has achieved important results. if we
had not pegged the claims we might have lost everything. Both the
Dutch and the French are now acknowledging this.
I am very concerned that New Zealand should keep up its end also,
but I can imagine that you may be having difficulty with Nash. He
should be reminded of the binding agreement between our two
countries on international collaboration which puts full
employment forward as the primary and indeed supreme aim. 
I cannot say how pleased I am at the decision to send you over.
Later I want you to look thoroughly at the Australian set-ups in
Washington, New York and Ottawa. In my view, we should have
Consulates in New York, San Francisco and Honolulu.
Kindest wishes to yourself and colleagues. What you have done is
to make magnificent use of a world forum to assist Australia's