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Near Neighbours: Records on Australia's Relations with Indonesia

Appendix 8: Cable formats

Image 7: Cable formats - Explanatory notes

Image 7: Cable formats - Explanatory notes
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An understanding of how the Communications Centre of the Department of External Affairs formatted both inward and outward cables will assist researchers to retrieve additional information that could lead them to other records of like interest. The following example is taken from an actual inward cable, I.9138 of 29 May 1959 (please see the explanatory notes below the example).