Category Archives: Americans

Culinary adventures, the Melbourne Cup and Lenah Valley in the news.

                                    TX 1004 Sgt Max Hickman NGF Training Sch New Guinea 14th Nov 43 Dear Mother & Dad The mail service has caught … Continue reading

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Money to be made by various means

                  TX 1004 Sgt Max Hickman 2/33rd Battn AIF Aust 18th July 1943 Best wishes for a Happy Birthday Mother Dear Mother & Dad Just a few lines hoping to find you … Continue reading

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New Year … not a very auspicious event

6th January 1943 TX 1004 Max Hickman 33rd Platoon 25th Brig       Dear Mother & Dad Time is certainly marching on.  We’ve stepped into another year and I don’t suppose there was ever a new year in which … Continue reading

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Christmas in New Guinea: two letters

                TX 1004 Max Hickman 33rd Platoon 25th Brigade 25th Dec 1942   Dear Mother & Dad As you have probably already noticed I’m writing this letter on Christmas day and I suppose … Continue reading

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Fellows would have to stand twice in the one place to throw a shadow

              TX 1004 Max Hickman 33rd Platoon 25th Brigade Carrier Group AIF New Guinea 15 – 12 – 42 Dear Mother & Dad It never rains but what it pours.  I’ve had another two … Continue reading

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Rubber production and Jeeps ‘that can just about climb a brick wall’

TX 1004 Max Hickman 33rd Platoon 25th Brigade Carrier Group AIF New Guinea 11th Dec 1942 Dear Mother & Dad I received your two very interesting letters of the 16th & 23rd of November today – after so long without … Continue reading

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