Category Archives: Politics

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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Testing the Manpower Regs: work at the Zinc Works beckons (2 letters)

              TX 1004 Sgt Max Hickman 2/33rd Battn AIF 16th Jany 44 Dear Mother & Dad Just a few lines hoping to find you happy and well and enjoying life.  I received your letter … Continue reading

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Late November: Cazaly moves to Lenah Valley and a sports day includes diving

                              TX 1004 Sgt Max Hickman 2/ NGF Tng Sch New Guinea 21st Nov 43 Dear Mother & Dad After a lapse of about a week … 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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Some higher authority…controlling this show

                      TX 1004 Sgt Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF 11th Oct 43 Dear Mother & Dad After six weeks mucking around – attached here and detached there without knowing who … Continue reading

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Meals, movies, mortars and motivational speeches… something’s afoot

                                TX 1004 Sgt Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF 29th Aug 43 Dear Mother & Dad Just a few lines hoping to find you both … Continue reading

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