Letters of Thomas Rampton Hunter, 1940-1944

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Accession Number AWM2018.785.98
Collection number AWM2017.208.1
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 30
Object type Letter
Physical description 152 Image/s captured
Maker Hunter, Thomas Rampton
Date made 1940-1944
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
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Description

Letters relating to the Second World War service of Warrant Officer Class 2 Thomas Rampton Hunter, 2/1 Australian Army Topographical Survey Company. This file consists of letters written by Thomas Rampton Hunter to his mother, Beatrice Hunter and his sister, Jean. In his letters, Thomas describes the landscapes and cultures of the places that he visits, including Perth, India, Palestine, Tel Aviv, and Jerusalem. He also includes accounts of small events that occurred in his life, such as day trips while on leave, taking photographs, having to get his hair clipped off because of the dust, seeing the Palestine Symphony Orchestra, and editing a publication called the ‘Sentinel’.

Also included in this collection is an account of a leave party to Petra written in 1941 by Thomas and his friend, William Robertson Emmett, for ‘The Argus’ newspaper, a postcard depicting Aleppo, and correspondence relating to Thomas’s application for post war employment on an island in the South West Pacific in 1943-1944.

This file contains:
Letter from Thomas Hunter To Beatrice Hunter, 1 July 1940.
Letter from Thomas Hunter to Beatrice and Jean Hunter, at sea, 6 February 1941, [includes envelope].
Letter from Thomas Hunter to Beatrice and Jean Hunter, at sea, 16 February 1941, [includes envelope].
Letter from Thomas Hunter to Beatrice and Jean Hunter, at sea, 2 March 1941, [includes envelope].
Letter from Thomas Hunter to Beatrice and Jean Hunter, Palestine, 24 March 1941, [includes envelope].
Letter from Thomas Hunter to Beatrice and Jean Hunter, 9 Palestine, 9 April 1941, [includes envelope].
Letter from Thomas Hunter to Beatrice and Jean Hunter, Egypt, 20 April 1941, [includes envelope].
Letter from Thomas Hunter to Beatrice and Jean Hunter, 20 May 1941, [includes envelope].
Letter from Thomas Hunter to Beatrice and Jean Hunter, 30 May 1941, [includes envelope].
Letter from Thomas Hunter to Beatrice and Jean Hunter, 9 June 1941, [includes envelope].
Letter from Thomas Hunter to Beatrice and Jean Hunter, 27 June 1941, [includes envelope].
Letter from Thomas Hunter to Beatrice and Jean Hunter, 6 July 1941, [includes envelope].
Letter from Thomas Hunter to Beatrice and Jean Hunter, 5 August 1941, [includes envelope].
Letter from Thomas Hunter to Beatrice and Jean Hunter, 19 August 1941, [includes envelope].
Letter from Thomas Hunter to Beatrice and Jean Hunter, 26 August 1941, [includes concert program and envelope].
Letter from Thomas Hunter to Beatrice and Jean Hunter, 3 September 1941, [includes envelope].
Typewritten letter from Thomas Hunter to the editor of The Argus newspaper, 11 September 1941, [includes article written by Thomas Hunter and Sapper W.R. Emmett].
Letter from Thomas Hunter to Beatrice and Jean Hunter, 16 September 1941, [includes envelope].
Letter from Thomas Hunter to Beatrice and Jean Hunter, 8 October 1941, [includes envelope].
Letter from Thomas Hunter to Beatrice and Jean Hunter, 22 October 1941.
Letter from Thomas Hunter to Beatrice and Jean Hunter, 1 November 1941.
Letter from Thomas Hunter to Beatrice and Jean Hunter, 9 November 1941., [includes envelope].
Typewritten letter from Thomas Hunter to Beatrice and Jean Hunter, 3 December 1941, [includes Christmas card and envelope].
Letter from Thomas Hunter to Beatrice and Jean Hunter, 16 December 1941.
Letter from Thomas Hunter to Beatrice and Jean Hunter, 28 December 1941, [includes envelope].
Letter from Thomas Hunter to Beatrice and Jean Hunter, 4 January 1942.
Typewritten letter from Thomas Hunter to Beatrice Hunter, 5 January 1942.
Postcard depicting the Citadel of Aleppo with description on reverse, Syria, January 1942.
Letter from J. R. Halligan to Thomas Hunter, Canberra, 2 December 1943, [includes attachments regarding employment in the Territory of New Guinea Public Service and envelope].
Letter from J. R. Halligan to Thomas Hunter, Canberra, 25 October 1944, [includes application form regarding post-war appointments in the public services of the territories of Papua and New Guinea and envelope].