From 1962 Crump lived with Jean Watson as they travelled in Australia, hunting crocodiles and sailing off North Queensland. Jean later achieved recognition as a writer, and her novel Stand in the rain (1965) drew on her relationship with Crump. They had two sons.
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Reference: Colin Hogg, A life in loose strides: the story of Barry Crump. Auckland: Hodder Moa Beckett, 2000.
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