Barry Crump (1935–1996) was an extraordinary Kiwi legend. He began his working life as a professional hunter before beginning a writing career that would span more than 30 years and see him awarded an MBE for services to literature in 1984. He published more than 20 books and by 1992 his New Zealand sales were estimated at more than a million copies, spearheaded by the hugely popular A Good Keen Man (1960) and Hang on a Minute Mate (1961). He also wrote a number of stories for children, featuring the Pungapeople characters.
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