Category Archives: Queensland

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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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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A construction challenge, cafe comedy and a ‘real’ circus.

                11th July 42 Dear Mother & Dad The rains seem to have set in for the day so we’ve retired to the tent for a while.  I’m in charge of a little … Continue reading

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Chaps have to get married to get a spot of leave; stunts on iron rations

                  Sunday 14 – 6 – 42 Dear Mother & Dad The good run of mail I mentioned in my last letter continues.  This week brought some more old letters – yours … Continue reading

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Unreliable trains, demanding exercises, latest end-of-war prediction

                            1st June 1942 Dear Mother & Dad I received your welcome letter of the 26th May today.  Sorry to hear the weather hasn’t been treating you … Continue reading

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