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SUFFEREDFROM DUTCH BOMBS
Eye-witness reports from un- official evacuees from Jogjakarta indicate that the city suffered more heavily than indicated in official communiques, it was au- thoritatively stated yesterday.
According to these reports, aircraft strafed Jogjakarta with machine-gun fire and rockets, re- sulting in an unknown number
of civilian- casualties.
Most of the Republican army, it appeared, withdrew before the city was taken.
Information received by the Australian Government yesterday indicates that the Dutch cap- tured , 'Kaliurang ' but ' no * word r has ,been received' of the two f Australians there, Mr. T. - W.'
Critchley, of the Ujiite'd »Nations Good Offices Committee, and his t secretary, -Miss D. Cock.
f The committee has , .formally
requested the Dutch for informa- tion' concerning the welfare of its members at Kaliurang, and of steps taken _tq ensure their safety,'Th'eHDuTlcB'are also being formally requested "by the com- mittee'to provide communications t to enable all members of the t committee to meet.
No news has'been received at Batavia of the results of the visit to Kaliurang of the Dutch official (Mr. de Nanitz) who went there to see to the welfare of the Good Offices Committee.