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Barry Crump

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.

Selected bibliography:
  •  Mrs Windyflax and the Pungapeople illustrated by Murray Ball (Hodder Moa Beckett 1995).
  • The Pungapeople of Ninety Mile Beach illustrated by Natalie Ward (Hodder Moa Beckett 1999).
  • Harry Hobnail and the Pungapeople illustrated by Donovan Bixley (Hodder Moa Beckett 2002).
  • Mr Tanglewood and the Pungapeople illustrated by Donovan Bixley (Hodder Moa Beckett 2005).
  • Professor Pingwit and the Pungapeople illustrated by Lyn Kriegler (Hodder Moa/Hachette 2009)
  • White Ravens List 1997 for Mrs Windyflax and the Pungapeople.

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Page checked and updated February 2013.


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