Category Archives: The course of the war

Too slow for the convoy, with the war on our doorstep: travelling home on the SS Pundit

        Photos: Dick Lewis                                   Rough weather in the Bight TX 1004 Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF 4th April 1942 Dear … 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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What are we doing still here?

              TX1004 Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF Abroad 26th Jan 42 Dear Mother & Dad Just a few lines hoping to find you fit and well as I am at present.  I didn’t write … Continue reading

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A camel caravan in the snow

              TX1004 Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF Abroad 5th January 1942 Dear Mother & Dad We’re into another year.  I wonder what it holds.  The passing of the old and the beginning of the … Continue reading

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The Governor should…appoint a cabinet of responsible men

              TX 1004 Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF Abroad 8th Dec 1941 Dear Mother & Dad Very agreeably surprised to receive my mail this morning.  Two days earlier than usual – unfortunately news of … 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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Action on several fronts – the barracks, the sports field, Yugoslavia and the USA

                  TX 1004 Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF Abroad 20th Nov 1941 Dear Mother & Dad Dad’s letter and youngster’s came in this morning and afforded a very agreeable surprise.  Although Youngster … Continue reading

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Events on the various fronts…almost too good to be true

  TX 1004 ML Hickman 2/33rd Battn AIF Abroad 10th Sept 1941 Dear Mother & Dad Your welcome letter of 24th August arrived today.  I’m glad to know you’re both fit and well.  The last letter I had was written … Continue reading

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