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Mr Pritchett to be Australian diplomatic representative in Singapore



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D EPAR TM EN T OF E X T E R N A L A F F A IR ·,

CAN BERRA.

FOR THE PRESS (Released only in Canberra) pr 78

13th August, 19 6 5 ·

The Minister for External Affairs, Mr Paul Hasluck,

announced today that the Australian Government has appointed

Mr W. B. Pritchett to be the Australian diplomatic representative

in Singapore. ■

Since a number of constitutional formalities have yet to

be completed in the new State of Singapore, the normal presentation

and acceptance of credentials cannot yet take place. However, the

Government of Singapore has agreed that Mr Pritchett's appointment

will take effect immediately. He will be known as the High

Commissioner for Australia in Singapore.