Category Archives: Australian

Fishing with grenades… and a powerful brew of vaccines

                      20/6/44 Dear Mother & Dad Received your welcome letter of the 13th today – am glad to hear that the colds are on the mend and you’re all happy.  … Continue reading

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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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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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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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