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The Original Letters

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This letter was sent to my father from my Auntie Vera upon learning that he had been released from the POW camp.


My Grandmother now interned in a POW Civilian Camp was possibly too unwell to write the postcard to her daughter Betty herself, but it must have given her great joy to have received a letter and photographs from Betty.  The card was written by H.S. Husted.

My father managed to send a postcard to his sister Betty whilst he was still a POW.  You can see what he wrote was limited because of this.

My Grandmother passed away in the POW Camp, a lady named Florence Garcia sent a letter of condolence to my Grandfather who was interned in the neighbouring men's camp .  It is believed that she would have had to smuggle this letter out.  The letter was written in pencil and is a little faint so we have typed up her letter and layered it onto a photograph that was taken during happier times.

My Aunt Betty made enquiries about her brother, my Uncle Lucas, this is the letter she received from the Australian Red Cross.