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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Heiress To Tangurau Part One

Heiress to Tangurau was a twenty part New Zealand based story serialised weekly in English girls comic Princess. Illustrated by English artist Leslie Otway the first installment appeared in the May 12th 1962 issue. Heiress tells the tale of orphaned Tina Rogers who inherits a sheep farm in New Zealand. The story flirts with stereotypes, Tina presumes her new guardian Te Ariki Maru, a 'Maori witch doctor', will be a grass skirt wearing native but Heiress is actually very accurate in its depictions of New Zealand of the time and featured elements of Maori folklore. The story would indicate the writer was very familiar with New Zealand and possibly an ex-pat. My first guess is it may have been the work of Noel Cook, a direct descendant of Te Rauparaha, who was working on Fleet Street at that time.

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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Vicky in The Painted Emperor - Betty Roland

Published in 1959 the eighth Girl annual featured one story by Australian writer Betty Roland, Vicky in The Painted Emperor, illustrated by Dudley Pout.

Read more adventure comics written by Betty Roland here and here.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Adrift In Space - Noel Cook Part Three of Three

Adrift In Space scans graciously supplied by Michael Baulderstone of the Adelaide Comic Centre. If you're in Adelaide swing by and pay him a visit he has a fantastic collection of Australian comics. Adrift in Space is undated but presumed to have been published in the mid 1940's.
Read part one here.
Read part two here. 

Adrift In Space Copyright 2012 Estate of Noel Cook