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Letter from Oskar Speck to Mr Henggeler

Date: 10 September 1937
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Nancy Jean Steele Bequest
Object Copyright: © Australian National Maritime Museum
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Letter
Object No: ANMS0536[008]

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    Letter from Oskar Speck to Mr Henggeler typed in German on FW Rickman importer exporter commission agents' letterhead. Dated 10 September 1937, the letter mentions that Speck has had a bad case of malaria, and is asking Henggeler to check on the tan Jong Katak prospects.
    Translation
    • F.W. Rickman Dili Importers, Exporters 10 September 1937 Commission Agents Oskar Speck Thursday Island, Australia Poste restante Dear Mr. Henggeler, Due to a particularly bad case of malaria, I only managed to reach Timor very recently. It was here that I received the letter sent by your Mr. Waring, which had been forwarded to me via the consulate. That illness was a major set-back, so I shall not be arriving in Australia until some months after the planned date. That is why I am currently not in a position to follow Mr. Waring ' s advice and represent my cause in person. It is for this reason that I most respectfully request that you continue working toward the Government ' s release of the Tanjong Katak prospect until my return, which will be via Singapore; that is, at least to the effect that no third party may gain a license for the area. Furthermore, I would ask you to reconsider my proposition, made last December, to engage in prospecting in the Tanjong Katak areas which are not subject to Forest Reserve. Unfortunately, Mr. Waring did not reply to the questions I put to him in relation to this matter. Thanking you in advance for your assistance, German salutations
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