Category Archives: Politics

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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Politics of the federal, RSL and gender varieties

    TX 1004 Sgt Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF 22nd Aug Dear Mother & Dad I guess as I write your ears are tuned to the wireless as the counting has probably started and lots of people who have … 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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A mighty humorous show…. awaiting deployment

  TX1004 Sgt Max Hickman 2/33rd Battn AIF 22nd July 43 Dear Mother & Dad I’ve had two very interesting letters from you this week.  One yesterday and one this morning.  The one I got this morning was written on … 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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