Category Archives: Australian

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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Fun and Games away from the parade ground

                                  30 – 5 – 43 Dear Mother & Dad I’ve got three quarters of an hour before Church Parade so will make a … Continue reading

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Christmas in New Guinea: two letters

                TX 1004 Max Hickman 33rd Platoon 25th Brigade 25th Dec 1942   Dear Mother & Dad As you have probably already noticed I’m writing this letter on Christmas day and I suppose … Continue reading

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Fellows would have to stand twice in the one place to throw a shadow

              TX 1004 Max Hickman 33rd Platoon 25th Brigade Carrier Group AIF New Guinea 15 – 12 – 42 Dear Mother & Dad It never rains but what it pours.  I’ve had another two … 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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