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Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume III

Annex 1—Boundaries of the ABDA Area

Annex 1—Boundaries of the ABDA Area

‘The ABDA area is bounded as follows:

‘On the north: by the boundary between India and Burma, thence eastward along the Chinese frontier and coastline to latitude 030 degrees north, thence along the parallel 030 degrees north to meridian 140 degrees east. (Note: Indo-China and Thailand are not included in this area.) On the east: by meridian 140 degrees east from 030 degrees [north] to the Equator, thence east to longitude 141 degrees east, thence south to the boundary of Dutch New Guinea on the south coast, thence east along the southern New Guinea coast to meridian 143 degrees east, then south down this meridian to the coast of Australia. On the south: by the northern coast of Australia from meridian 143 degrees east, westward to meridian 114 degrees east, thence north-westward to latitude 015 degrees south, longitude 092 degrees east. On the west: by meridian 092 degrees east.

‘2. Forces assigned to ABDA and adjacent areas are authorised to extend their operations into other areas as may be required.