Tag Archives: DIck Schultz

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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Three years since leaving Sydney – seems more like twenty

                      TX 1004 Sgt Max Hickman 2/33rd Battn AIF 7 May 43 Dear Mother & Dad Your welcome letter of the 2nd arrived this morning – quite good delivery, isn’t … Continue reading

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Think of safety only and never mind promotion

    February 14th 43 Dear Max We received a letter from you yesterday and were very pleased to hear you are reasonably happy under such trying conditions.  There’s no doubt Max you are standing up to the job remarkably … Continue reading

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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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The last place on God’s earth to send women

                                            TX 1004 Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF 2nd Nov 42 Dear Mother & Dad As the Tassie mail … Continue reading

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More or less grounded; rumours emanating from the top, a dire shortage of paper and a bolt disappears into chest hair.

                      TX 1004 Max Hickman 33rd Platoon 25th Brigade Carrier Group AIF NG 21st Oct 42 Dear Mother & Dad Strange as it may seem the address is the same … Continue reading

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Dick’s kept pretty busy; we find a marvellous swimming spot

TX 1004 Cpl M L Hickman 33rd Platoon Composite Carrier Group NGF New Guinea 5/10/42 Dear Mother & Dad As Mail has now become our only connecting link with civilisation you can well imagine how pleased I was to get … 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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Flying through search lights and on to Casino by train

                  Envelope : Posted by M Campbell Railway Refreshment Rooms Spencer Street (Melbourne) Salvation Army letterhead 2 – 5 – 42 Dear Mother As it may be some days before I am … 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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