Story: The New Zealand bush

Barry Crump

Barry Crump

Writer and outdoorsman Barry Crump poses while rabbiting at Reporoa in 1961. The previous year he had published A good keen man, a collection of yarns from his days as a deer culler. The book was a huge publishing success – affirmation that the rough culture of the bush formed an important part of Kiwi identity.

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Jock Phillips, 'The New Zealand bush - Attitudes to the bush', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 July 2022)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Sep 2007