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PERSONS EVACUATED FROM MALAYA AND HONG KONG TO THE DOMINIONS, INDIA AND CEYLON.
FROM MALAYA
.

  To
Australia.
* To
New Zealand.
To
South Africa.
To
Canada.
‡ To
India.
To
Ceylon

Men
Women
Children

 580
1914
2117

 25
131
146

134
612
409

6
6
5
European.
233
234
222
Asiatic.
295
} 671

182
117
 95
TOTALS. 4611 302 1155 17 689 966 394

FROM HONG KONG.

  To
Australia.
* To
New Zealand.
To
South Africa.
To
Canada.
To
India.
To
Ceylon
Men
Women
Children
107
924
916
 25
131
146
 1
11
 8
9
4
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
TOTALS. 1947 302 20 13 - -

*


These are combined Hong Kong and Malaya figures. Separate figures have not been furnished.

 
The Malayan Government Agent in India states that it is estimated that some 5,000 refugees were brought from Malaya. Only a small proportion are known to him.  

 

OTHER PERSONS EVACUATED TO AUSTRALIA.
  From the Solomon Is. From Sarawak.
Govt.officials.  21 18  
Dependents of Govt.
officials.
 53 52 (including 9 in N.Z.)
Non-Govt.officials. and dependents.     112            72 (including 3 in N.Z.)
TOTALS. 186 142