There is an unconfirmed story that General Douglas MacArthur ordered the printing of money for the Netherlands East Indies at the Commonwealth Bank Note Printing Works in Melbourne. This printing facility, established in 1912, had its role taken over by the Reserve Bank of Australia in 1960.

There are mentions of shipments of banknotes being flown from Australia to the Netherlands East Indies after the war.

We are interested in obtaining confirmation or otherwise and if possible more information on this story.