Monthly Archives: August 1944

Moving north for jungle training; father’s location unknown (2 letters)

Australian troops embarking for the Atherton Tableland at Cairns Railway station. Sgt Max Hickman 2/33rd Btn AIF 28/8/44 Dear Mother Just a few lines hoping to find you happy and well and enjoying life.  Hope it’s not quite so lonely … Continue reading

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Enjoying leave in Brisbane; the ‘powers Referendum’ result; questions about ‘the pater’ persist (2 letters)

TX 1004 Sgt Max Hickman 2/33rd Battn AIF 20th August 44 Dear Mother Your very welcome letter arrived on Wednesday along with one from Ivy, and made good reading.  Am glad to know you re getting along alright though I … Continue reading

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Two letters: Before and after the Divvy March and a surprise from home

6th Aug 44 Dear Mother & dad Have your letter of the 31st – quite interesting too though sorry to hear Jim Butterworth has gone – a good fellow Jim and one of the real identities of the Club.  Never … Continue reading

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