Cablegram 222 CANBERRA, 18 November 1944
PERSONAL FOR STIRLING ONLY IMMEDIATE
Please convey the following personal and private message from me
to Cranborne alone-
Begins-May I ask you to study terms of telegram No. 325 to
Australian Government.  It might well do harm in several
directions. I hope you will be able to do something tangible to
meet our views not only in this matter but also on all aspects of
the recent Australian - New Zealand conclusions reached at
Wellington. I think it may still be possible to reconcile
divergent approaches, but even if it is not we should be able to
agree to differ. Telegram 325 recalls Colonial Office despatches
of the distant past.
W. S. Robinson  arrived yesterday and sends his regards to the
Prime Minister, Mr. Bracken and yourself.
Best Wishes. Ends.
[AA:A3196, 1944, O.31840]