Your UN.781. 
1. Berendsen has adopted correct approach  which should be fol-
low[ed] by Australian Delegation which should have strongly
supported New Zealand. Reference your paragraph 12 vote on draft
as a whole should be in Assembly.
2. Please convey following message to Berendsen:-
'I have seen report by our Delegation of your reply at fifth
meeting of Trusteeship Sub-Committee One. You have put the
position clearly and directly and I have instructed the Australian
Delegation to give you complete support.
In my view any weakness or concession now would be a mistake and
we should all stand firm and stand jointly on texts as submitted.
Dulles might be encouraged in his suggestion that in the event of
disagreement drafts as they stand should go to Assembly to be
voted on as a whole but I do not think that Australia will run the
risk of Assembly defeat provided timely support is requested.
Drafts of all mandatory powers would stand or fall together.
In my judgment New Zealand has no cause to consider proposals put
forward as you have already gone some way I personally think too
far to meet objections and in your reply you need merely stand
firm on draft after making points once again so well made by you
last Friday. Regards.'
3. But Dulles' own attitude in filing modifications to Australia's
draft is indefensible especially in view of messages received
through Bailey that he approved our general approach. Fact is
clear that administering authority must be trusted in order to
become a trustee. Australia's record in New Guinea was outstanding
and has never been questioned except by a few trouble makers at
present conference. It needs no apology. What is now needed is
strong counter attack. It is not much use talking of stone age and
pleading or suggesting that we are willing to modify long
established policy on trade or migration which would have
converted New Guinea into a sphere of Japanese influence. All this
I pointed out frankly at San Francisco. Berendsen's attitude is
direct, courageous and sound.