Category Archives: Letters to/ from others

May 1942 : four letters from holding camp in Casino NSW

    11th May 1942 Dear Mother & Dad I had hoped there would be a letter for me today but as the mail has been handed out I must have missed out.  Still it’ll probably come tomorrow.  That phone … Continue reading

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The line certainly must be busy: queueing to make a ‘trunk call’

                            No address or date – approx April 10 Dear Mother & Dad Wonderful news – the best I’ve ever had – absolutely marvellous Mother to hear … Continue reading

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Once again we write, hoping…

              From Mrs H Hickman Pottery Rd  Lenah Valley Hobart Tasmania 17th March 1942 Darling Boy.  We received a letter from you this morning dated 27th December 1941, in which you describe your leave … Continue reading

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The weekly bulletin…such as it is

                    From H Hickman Pottery Rd  Lenah Valley Hobart Tasmania Sunday March 1st 42 Dear Max I have just come home from the hospital.  Your mother is doing remarkably well.  She … Continue reading

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The writing rhythm continues, regardless….part 1(3 letters, February)

These letters and those written in March were waiting for Dad when he arrived back in Australia in April 1942.  The envelopes were addressed as usual, with the final line – AIF Abroad.               … Continue reading

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Last letter from the Middle East…and the start of Operation Stepsister

This is a letter to Mr and Mrs Laird whose family were very welcoming to Dad and his mate Graeme Watts on New Year’s Eve and subsequent days in January 1941.  I assume Dad asked them to send it to … Continue reading

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News from home : sunburn while picking cherries, scant sympathy or understanding for returned amputee

              from M & H Hickman (or possibly Mrs H Hickman) Pottery Rd  Lenah Valley Hobart Tasmania January 12th, 1942 Darling Boy.  Once again we write the weekly bulletin hoping it finds you in … Continue reading

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