Monthly Archives: January 1942

What are we doing still here?

              TX1004 Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF Abroad 26th Jan 42 Dear Mother & Dad Just a few lines hoping to find you fit and well as I am at present.  I didn’t write … Continue reading

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News from home : sunburn while picking cherries, scant sympathy or understanding for returned amputee

              from M & H Hickman (or possibly Mrs H Hickman) Pottery Rd  Lenah Valley Hobart Tasmania January 12th, 1942 Darling Boy.  Once again we write the weekly bulletin hoping it finds you in … Continue reading

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A good thing for the war effort, that there’s a Labor government in Canberra.

              TX1004 Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF Abroad 17th Jan 1942     Dear Mother & Dad In spite of the Japs and everything else the postal authorities continue to do a hell of … Continue reading

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A camel caravan in the snow

              TX1004 Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF Abroad 5th January 1942 Dear Mother & Dad We’re into another year.  I wonder what it holds.  The passing of the old and the beginning of the … Continue reading

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