Category Archives: Geography and Culture

Attending a school…or not? – two letters

                                TX 1004 Max Hickman 2/33rd Btn AIF 13th Sept 43 envelope – ‘Opened by Censor’ Dear Mother Just a few lines hoping to find … Continue reading

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A gruelling exercise and the wrath of the censor

  TX 1004 Sgt Max Hickman 2/33rd Battn AIF 4th Sept 43 Dear Mother & Dad I’m in a power of strife here.  I’ve got a stack of letters – a bunch of them arrived during a battalion exercise and … 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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Quite an eventful week in a modest sort of way

                              13th June 1943 Dear Mother & Dad After quite an eventful week in a modest sort of way Sunday strikes a particularly quiet note and … Continue reading

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Think of safety only and never mind promotion

    February 14th 43 Dear Max We received a letter from you yesterday and were very pleased to hear you are reasonably happy under such trying conditions.  There’s no doubt Max you are standing up to the job remarkably … Continue reading

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A change of scenery, and the best bread ever

                    TX 1004 Max Hickman 33rd Platoon 25th Brigade 24th Jan 43 Dear Mother & Dad Although it was good to get your letters of the eleventh and eighteenth which along … Continue reading

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A new cook, night time snake drama and a long distance debate

    TX 1004 Max Hickman 33rd Platoon 25th Brigade 15th Jan 43 Dear Mother & Dad Just a few lines hoping to find you happy and well and enjoying life.  Mail has been very light on this week for … Continue reading

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