Category Archives: Posts and telegraph

Two letters – but only one intact

              TX 1004 Sgt Max Hickman 2/33rd Btn AIF 8th Aug 43 Dear Mother & Dad Another Sunday has come round and of course that means that except for church parade the day is … Continue reading

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Think of safety only and never mind promotion

    February 14th 43 Dear Max We received a letter from you yesterday and were very pleased to hear you are reasonably happy under such trying conditions.  There’s no doubt Max you are standing up to the job remarkably … Continue reading

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Even the tax collectors couldn’t keep track of us….

                  TX 1004 Max Hickman 2/33rd Platoon 25th Brigade attached 7th Aust Mach Gun Btn 24th Feb 1943 Dear Mother & Dad At long last the mail seems to have found us.  … Continue reading

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A new cook, night time snake drama and a long distance debate

    TX 1004 Max Hickman 33rd Platoon 25th Brigade 15th Jan 43 Dear Mother & Dad Just a few lines hoping to find you happy and well and enjoying life.  Mail has been very light on this week for … 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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More or less grounded; rumours emanating from the top, a dire shortage of paper and a bolt disappears into chest hair.

                      TX 1004 Max Hickman 33rd Platoon 25th Brigade Carrier Group AIF NG 21st Oct 42 Dear Mother & Dad Strange as it may seem the address is the same … Continue reading

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Scarce writeable news – of food, friends and a variety of rackets

  6th August 42 Dear Mother & Dad I received your welcome letter of the third last Wed, together with one from Ivy and a parcel from Anne – two tins (scallops I think) – there’s no labels on them … Continue reading

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