Australian cartoonist Doug Maxted’s renditions of Maori life from the novel Rangatira, written by Australian anthropologists Norman Tindale and Harold Lindsay and published in Adelaide by Rigby Ltd. in 1959. Maxted had assumed art duties at Rigby in 1958. Maxted immigrated to Australia in 1925 from London at eleven years of age and worked in the Australian comics industry during the 1940′s and 1950′s. Between 1947-1949 Maxted ran his own publishing company, publishing Ben Barbary Bushranger Comics. Maxted immigrated to England in 1963 and worked primarily for IPC magazines for the twenty years until his return to Australia in 1983. Maxted died in 1999.
Some of the comics Maxted worked on in England:
- Legge's Eleven (1964-70) and Yellowknife of the Yard (1971) for Valiant
- Come On, Coggin! (1965-66), Charlie Peace (1966), Nutty Slack (1966-68), The Sludgemouth Sloggers (1971-72), Drifter Long (1972-73) and Uncle Ironsides (1974-75) for Buster
- His Sporting Lordship for Smash! (1969), Tiger (1971) and Valiant (1971)
- Typhoon Tracy (1970) for Hurricane
- The Hard Man (1976-1985) for Roy of the Rovers