Image: Shirase expedition, Sydney, 1911 #22
Near the camp in Sydney. Expedition member and Sydney born Japanese boy.
- © Penguin Do Pharmacy/Kazuyuki Miisho
Reports mentioned frequent contact between the campers and Japanese residents in Sydney at the time.The local Japanese Society supported the expedition and had sent a good luck telegram to the Kainan-maru in February 1911 as it was leaving Wellington, New Zealand for the first voyage to Antarctica.