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Enjoying leave in Brisbane; the ‘powers Referendum’ result; questions about ‘the pater’ persist (2 letters)

TX 1004 Sgt Max Hickman 2/33rd Battn AIF 20th August 44 Dear Mother Your very welcome letter arrived on Wednesday along with one from Ivy, and made good reading.  Am glad to know you re getting along alright though I … Continue reading

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Two letters: Before and after the Divvy March and a surprise from home

6th Aug 44 Dear Mother & dad Have your letter of the 31st – quite interesting too though sorry to hear Jim Butterworth has gone – a good fellow Jim and one of the real identities of the Club.  Never … Continue reading

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A fishing trip, a mention in the Griffin and a letter from Gen Vasey

                              23rd July 44 Dear Mother & Dad Am a bit late writing this week.  Had intended doing so Friday whilst on guard but the competition … Continue reading

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Despondent but determined “I think I might as well carry on”

                                21st May 44 Dear Mother & Dad Your welcome letter arrived on Thursday along with one from E.A.Mc. – and read together made very … Continue reading

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Testing the Manpower Regs: work at the Zinc Works beckons (2 letters)

              TX 1004 Sgt Max Hickman 2/33rd Battn AIF 16th Jany 44 Dear Mother & Dad Just a few lines hoping to find you happy and well and enjoying life.  I received your letter … Continue reading

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Late November: Cazaly moves to Lenah Valley and a sports day includes diving

                              TX 1004 Sgt Max Hickman 2/ NGF Tng Sch New Guinea 21st Nov 43 Dear Mother & Dad After a lapse of about a week … Continue reading

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Frank Bethune’s famous orders

                                              TX 1004 Sgt Max Hickman NGF Training Sch New Guinea 7th Nov 1943 Dear Mother & Dad … Continue reading

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A long hot walk back from the rear details camp

                TX 1004 Sgt Max Hickman NGF Training Sch New Guinea 26th Oct 43 Dear Mother & Dad Must try and race a few lines off.  I’m all behind with my letter writing … Continue reading

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Some higher authority…controlling this show

                      TX 1004 Sgt Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF 11th Oct 43 Dear Mother & Dad After six weeks mucking around – attached here and detached there without knowing who … Continue reading

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Still in Limbo – but no cause for complaint – 3 letters

                              TX 1004 Sgt M Hickman 2/33rd Battn AIF 28th Sept 43 Dear Mother Your welcome letter of the 23rd arrived yesterday – glad to know … Continue reading

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