Category Archives: parcels

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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Joining a rifle company engaged in road building

                TX 1004 max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF Abroad 1st Nov 1941 Dear Mother & dad I’m a day ahead of schedule with my letter this week – with the dawn this 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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Better tucker, Aussie beer and tinned Tassie apples

              TX1004 Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF Abroad 18 Oct 1941 Dear Mother & Dad I’m certainly on the crest of a wave with mail – letters, parcels and papers.  Eight Aussie letters and … Continue reading

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Moving north, into French Barracks outside Tripoli

TX 1004 Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF Abroad 17th Sept 1941 Dear Mother & Dad On Saturday yet another page of 33rd history was written when we came into barracks and it is from a magnificently appointed second storey suite … Continue reading

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A parcel with scallops – hoping they’ll go the rounds

    TX 1004 Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF Abroad 2nd Sept 1941 Dear Mother & Dad Once again I write hoping to find you happy and well as I am at present.  I am writing a little earlier than … Continue reading

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Durban… Shrapnel Valley…. Beirut

  TX1004 Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF Abroad 31st July 1941 Dear Mother & Dad I received your very pleasant letter of the 14th yesterday and am glad to know you are both well again.  the matrimonial business is certainly … Continue reading

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Peaceful prelude to dramatic evacuation

  TX 1004 Pte M L Hickman 2/33 Battn AIF Sunday 15th June 41 Dear Mother Just a few lines from the shade of a fig tree hoping to find you, dad and the boys as happy and well as … Continue reading

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Parcels arriving : there must be a move on

                                          TX 1004 Pte Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF Abroad 22nd May 1941 Dear Mother The last two days the … Continue reading

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Cakes, chocolates and other delicacies…with disastrous after effects

  TX 1004 Pte Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF 26th April 1941 Dear Mother Since I wrote you last Sunday many amazing things have happened, not least of which has been the delivery of multitudes of parcels.  Late on Sunday … Continue reading

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