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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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Next deployment… whenever it is, it’ll be too soon (2 letters)

    1st June 44 Dear Youngster Got quite a healthy bunch of letters when we arrived back in camp last night after a three day stunt – four in all.  Yours, dad’s, & one each from Marie & Jack … Continue reading

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Despondent but determined “I think I might as well carry on”

                                21st May 44 Dear Mother & Dad Your welcome letter arrived on Thursday along with one from E.A.Mc. – and read together made very … Continue reading

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Politics, pubs and old hands’ translation of AIF

                                        TX1004 Sgt Max Hickman 2/33rd Battn AIF Australia 10th May 44 Dear Mother & Dad Your welcome letter of the … Continue reading

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