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Barry Crump, 1961

Barry Crump, 1961

This illustration by Dennis Knight Turner comes from classic Kiwi humorist Barry Crump's 1961 novel Hang on a minute, mate. The book typifies the larrikin, yarn-spinning strand of New Zealand humour. Hang on a minute, mate was filmed for television in 1982.

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Penguin Random House
Reference: Barry Crump, Hang on a minute mate. North Shore: Penguin, 2010, p. 93

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Caroline Harker, 'Humour - The origins of Kiwi humour', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 June 2024)

Story by Caroline Harker, published 5 Sep 2013