Category Archives: Camps and Barracks

Construction project – a ‘pit’ for the officers – takes precedence over training

                                          27th June 1943 (not on army-issue paper) Dear Mother & Dad Once again having got through with the devil-dodging … Continue reading

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Constructing a log cabin with rock fireplace – interesting work

  23rd May 1943 Dear Mother & Dad It’s nearly tea time and we’ve just knocked off having worked on a working bee proposition all day, so I’ve got to make the most of every minute between now and lights … Continue reading

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Wishing and hoping…. and finally re-joining the battalion in Queensland

                      TX 1004 Max Hickman 2/33rd platoon 25th Brigade Attached 7 Aust MMG Battalion 1st March 1943 Dear Mother & Dad I received three cheerful and interesting letters from you … Continue reading

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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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Christmas cake received, Christmas greetings sent and snow arrives

                  TX 1004 Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF Abroad 25th Nov 1941 Dear Mother and Dad Once again the big day of the week comes round and the good run continues – … 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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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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