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    Hi All,

    My name is of course Peter Maxsted. Now, some here will reconise my surname. It is because that the British Art Director Jack Maxsted was my Great Uncle.



    Me:

    Married

    Heap of kids

    Live in South Western Queensland about a 1000klm from Brisbane.

    Family imagrated 1946



    The reason I have come is, I hope to get as much infomation as I can on the achievements of my great uncle. As all of our elderly relations have shuffled off, I am finding it difficult to get any information and if possible photos of Jack @ home and of course @ work.

    One of my sons is hoping to be studing at the Melbourne School of Film and TV next year. So as you can see there is a bit of o'l Jack in my son.



    I hope that some here can help me in my quest.

    All good things to all,

    Peter

    Excuse my bad spelling.

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    Hi and welcome Peter.



    Your great uncle did some sterling work and I was surprised how little information there is about him on the web considering his acheivemnts.



    Good luck with your search, I think you're in the right place to ask questions and hopefully help is on its way.



    One question: Did you ever get to hold the Oscar?




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    No, I didn't even meet the man! How bad is that. I would love to get into contact with the family over there but I am not sure how or who. All I know is that at the time of his passing he was in Scotland. It would be cool to crack a look at the gong though. I wonder if I may inherit it some day.

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