Ex - Servicemen and their families leave for Australia, Tilbury, Essex.
Full titles read : "1,500 Unemployed Ex - Service Men and their families leave to seek better future in Australia, in Maiden trip of P & O Liner 'Ballarat'."
M/S's of crowds of people walking over boarding ramp with cases. A policeman can be seen attempting to keep the crowds organised. L/S of two woman in the crowd both are carrying babies in their arms. M/S of crowd waving hats and hankies from deck of ship as it embarks.