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Culinary adventures, the Melbourne Cup and Lenah Valley in the news.

                                    TX 1004 Sgt Max Hickman NGF Training Sch New Guinea 14th Nov 43 Dear Mother & Dad The mail service has caught … 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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The leave lottery, missing Rossy’s wedding – and a crazy competition

                              28th June 42 Dear Mother & Dad I received your welcome letter of the 22nd June last night after we got back from range practice … Continue reading

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The line certainly must be busy: queueing to make a ‘trunk call’

                            No address or date – approx April 10 Dear Mother & Dad Wonderful news – the best I’ve ever had – absolutely marvellous Mother to hear … Continue reading

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letters from home : Christmas 1941

              From M & H Hickman Pottery Rd Lenah Valley Hobart   Tas December 21 41 Darling Boy.  Once again we write the weekly news such as it is hoping to find you in … Continue reading

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Goodwill tour, friendly locals, promotion to Acting Corporal

  TX 1004 Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF Abroad 7th August 1941 Dear Mother & Dad I had half written my letter yesterday when McDonnell came down with a bunch of mail and though most of it was for (Ramon … Continue reading

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