Category Archives: Food and Drink

Last letter from Moresby and one from friends in Brisbane: different views on rationing

                      TX1004 Sgt Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion 29th Jany 44 Dear Mother & Dad It’s raining like fever(?) here so being restricted to the tent will endeavour to write some … Continue reading

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Excellent postal service, Christmas Eve chaos and extra good (but alcohol free) dinner

                          TX 1004 Sgt Max Hickman NGF Training Sch New Guinea 25th Dec 43 Dear Mother & Dad The big day of the year is here again and … Continue reading

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On Sundays, thoughts go to family, friends, beer and tobacco.

                                TX 1004 Sgt Max Hickman NGF Training Sch. New Guinea 5th December 43 Dear Mother & Dad  Just a few lines hoping to find … Continue reading

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The lads say “It’s a pity old Hick’s not here”… a letter from Jim the Joker

                    TX 1024 First Class Pte McDonnell J Div Mech Group 2/33 Battn. 2/12/43 Dear “Hick” Received letter dated 14th yesterday with a batch of ten others, not bad for me.  … Continue reading

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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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Frank Bethune’s famous orders

                                              TX 1004 Sgt Max Hickman NGF Training Sch New Guinea 7th Nov 1943 Dear Mother & Dad … Continue reading

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News from around the world thanks to Guinea Gold

            TX 1004 Sgt Max Hickman 2/33rd Battn AIF 1st Aug 43 Dear Mother & Dad I received your welcome letter of the 25th this morning along with one from May and another from youngster … Continue reading

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