Letter from Pat Hogan to his father

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Letter from Pat Hogan to his father

Description

Writes of recent activities and his finances. Mentions that he had been eating a lot of fruit and that food was not too bad. Comments that he had spent a lot on taxis but they were handy but the dancing was woeful but some of the girls were OK.

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Date

1945-02-18

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One page handwritten letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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EHoganPJHoganDH440218

Transcription

MR D.H. HOGAN
67 CHAPEL ST
BENDIGO
VICTORIA
AUSTRALIA

436464 Sgt Hogan P RAAF 18 Feb 1945

Dear Dad,

I’m getting pretty weary now after a fair amount of tearing around here, yesterday did [indecipherable word] and I hired a car for the day and went out and saw some beautiful scenery and the [indecipherable word] in their native state. It was an old Austin kicked up a dickens of a row, and looked a little the worse for wear but it was good fun. We went out of town to a dance in the evening.

On arrival here I had about £16-10-00 and have since drawn about £6 I’ve spent no less than £16-10-0 and have little to show for it bar the stockings I sent home and a gold signet ring I bought.

I’ve eaten a ton of fruit [indecipherable word], mainly pineapples and bananas as well as dozens of eggs and really we don’t do too badly although we buy [two indecipherable words] meals. Taxi fares have cost us a [indecipherable word] of money although they, too, are fairly cheap and very handy. The dancing here is woeful but some of the girls are alright. I’ve been trotting around [one or two indecipherable words] with one I met at [two indecipherable words] Canteen ([indecipherable word] C.W.O.)

Regards & love once more to all at home.
Pat.

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Citation

P J Hogan, “Letter from Pat Hogan to his father,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 21, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/32001.

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