Category Archives: Tasmanian

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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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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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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A scrounging expedition with a tragic/ comic ending

                            6th June 1943 Dear Mother & Dad I’m writing from a Guard tent – a very drab and uninspiring place to write letters but as I’ll … Continue reading

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Constructing a log cabin with rock fireplace – interesting work

  23rd May 1943 Dear Mother & Dad It’s nearly tea time and we’ve just knocked off having worked on a working bee proposition all day, so I’ve got to make the most of every minute between now and lights … Continue reading

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A good thing for the war effort, that there’s a Labor government in Canberra.

              TX1004 Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF Abroad 17th Jan 1942     Dear Mother & Dad In spite of the Japs and everything else the postal authorities continue to do a hell of … Continue reading

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letters from home : Christmas 1941

              From M & H Hickman Pottery Rd Lenah Valley Hobart   Tas December 21 41 Darling Boy.  Once again we write the weekly news such as it is hoping to find you in … Continue reading

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