On 2 March 1946, 2500 Japanese, Formosan and Korean nationals - former prisoners of war and internees - embarked on the Daikai Maru. The prisoners arrived at No 1 wharf Balmain in Sydney's inner west and were immediately taken on board after an identification check.
Major General Eric Plant and Lieutenant General Frank Berryman accompanied by Commander Knight, Royal Naval Reserve, carried out an inspection of the Daikai Maru and watched the prisoners go aboard.
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