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A good keen man

A good keen man

Barry Crump’s 1960 tale of a rough and ready deer culler was very popular. Most New Zealand men still preferred to think of themselves as blokes from the backblocks.

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Reference: Barry Crump, A good keen man. Wellington: Reed, 1960.

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Jock Phillips, 'The New Zealanders - Post-war New Zealanders', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 March 2023)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 20 May 2015