What happened to romusha left in the Andaman Islands?

After reading Henk Hovinga's essay on repatriation of forced laborers moved around Southeast Asia, I am haunted by the story of 600 from Java who refused repatriation from Port Blair, Andaman Islands on a Dutch ship and who seem to have vanished from the historical record. Hovinga suggests they remained in the Andaman islands, but all of the people I speak to in Port Blair say they've never heard of this. I really want to find out what happened to them and I seek any and all suggestions about archives, databases, contacts and records that might give me some clues.

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