Category Archives: Tasmanian

Next deployment… whenever it is, it’ll be too soon (2 letters)

    1st June 44 Dear Youngster Got quite a healthy bunch of letters when we arrived back in camp last night after a three day stunt – four in all.  Yours, dad’s, & one each from Marie & Jack … Continue reading

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Politics, pubs and old hands’ translation of AIF

                                        TX1004 Sgt Max Hickman 2/33rd Battn AIF Australia 10th May 44 Dear Mother & Dad Your welcome letter of the … 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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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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