Category Archives: pay and conditions

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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Fellows would have to stand twice in the one place to throw a shadow

              TX 1004 Max Hickman 33rd Platoon 25th Brigade Carrier Group AIF New Guinea 15 – 12 – 42 Dear Mother & Dad It never rains but what it pours.  I’ve had another two … Continue reading

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Rubber production and Jeeps ‘that can just about climb a brick wall’

TX 1004 Max Hickman 33rd Platoon 25th Brigade Carrier Group AIF New Guinea 11th Dec 1942 Dear Mother & Dad I received your two very interesting letters of the 16th & 23rd of November today – after so long without … Continue reading

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One step removed from a base job… two letters

TX 1004 Max Hickman 33rd platoon Composite Carrier Group New Guinea Forces New Guinea 11th Oct 1942 Dear Mother & Dad Your welcome letter of the 27th arrived today along with one from Mae Menzie and one from Mrs Toomey.  … Continue reading

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Meeting fearsome mosquitoes and Yanks with Frigidaires

1st October 42 Dear Mother & Dad After quite a flood of rumours about complete suspension of mail and all that sort of thing it was a relief when Ack brought a bunch of mail out today and more pleasing … Continue reading

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Two letters: a glorious seven days’ leave in the Holy Land

    23rd Dec 1941 TX 1004 Max Hickman 2/33rd Battn AIF Abroad Dear Mother & Dad Just a few quick lines hoping to find you fit and happy.  I’m writing from the Australian Comfort Fund rooms in Tel-Aviv, being … 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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