Category Archives: Papua New Guinea

A long hot walk back from the rear details camp

                TX 1004 Sgt Max Hickman NGF Training Sch New Guinea 26th Oct 43 Dear Mother & Dad Must try and race a few lines off.  I’m all behind with my letter writing … Continue reading

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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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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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Forty million mosquitoes to the acre… but it seems the tide is turning

  23rd Nov 1942 TX 1004 Max Hickman 33rd platoon 25th Brigade Carrier Group AIF   NG Dear Mother & Dad As you’ll see from the address I’m back with the mob – the uncertain state of flux – of … Continue reading

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The last place on God’s earth to send women

                                            TX 1004 Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF 2nd Nov 42 Dear Mother & Dad As the Tassie mail … Continue reading

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