Category Archives: Letters to/ from others

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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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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Roll call of bottles and a wild ride with the Albury Basher

  TX 1004 Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF Abroad 14th Nov 1941 Dear Mother & Dad We’re back in barracks again – our sojourn in the hills came to an abrupt though not entirely unexpected conclusion on Monday morning – … Continue reading

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Esprit de corps strained: the new CO has a hell of a job

              TX 1004 Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF Abroad 27th Oct 1941 Dear Mother & Dad Sorry that confounded broadcast caused so much bother.  I might have known it would.  It would have been … Continue reading

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A mail bonanza, but snowed in with barrack duties

              TX 1004 Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF Abroad 9th Oct 1941 Dear Mother & Dad Your welcome letters of the 15th and 22nd of Sept arrived yesterday along with two of similar dates … Continue reading

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Plenty of mail, regimental hooey, dangerous drinks and instruction in the use of pick and shovel !!

TX 1004 Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF Abroad 24th Sept 1941 Dear Mother & Dad Your welcome letters of the 18th August and sixth of September came in today.  The 18th August had evidently been held up.  In addition to … Continue reading

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