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A well travelled letter – and an exceptionally lucky find

TX 1004 Sgt Max Hickman 2/33rd Bn AIF 16th Sept 44 PS Will you send me a ticket in Tatts.  Love,  Max Dear Mother & Dad Well how goes it – guess you’re both much happier to be together again.  … Continue reading

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A picture show, an extra good concert … and serious training begins (2 letters)

TX 1004 Sgt Max Hickman 2/33rd Bn AIF 3rd Sept 44 Dear Mother Being Sunday and having finished the washing and been to church shall settle down to write a few letters – owe quite a lot this week.  How … Continue reading

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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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A fishing trip, a mention in the Griffin and a letter from Gen Vasey

                              23rd July 44 Dear Mother & Dad Am a bit late writing this week.  Had intended doing so Friday whilst on guard but the competition … Continue reading

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No need for a milkman when the other three men are away!?

  PS – Did you get the anniversary edition of the Griffin I sent about a month ago                           16/ 7/ 44 Dear Mother & Dad Received a … Continue reading

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Except for a couple that nearly drowned they’re all pretty right.

                              6/7/44 Dear Mother & Dad Had a letter from you today – made good reading too – quite a few interesting tit bits.  Glad to … Continue reading

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Fishing with grenades… and a powerful brew of vaccines

                      20/6/44 Dear Mother & Dad Received your welcome letter of the 13th today – am glad to hear that the colds are on the mend and you’re all happy.  … Continue reading

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Serious drinking indulged in by all, despite a brewery strike

                                      9/ 6/ 44 Dear Mother & Dad Your welcome letter of Sunday arrived yesterday along with one from Ivy and another … Continue reading

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