Story: Crump, Barry

Wrestling a croc

Wrestling a croc

In the early 1960s Crump and Jean Watson spent some time living in North Queensland, where they hunted crocodiles and sold the skins to make a living. It was a dangerous, rugged way of life but Crump relished it, later capturing the essence of the period and place in his novel Gulf (1964).

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Reference: Barry Crump: a tribute to Crumpy, 1935-1996. Auckland: Hodder Moa Beckett, 1996, pg. 41

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Brigid Magner. 'Crump, Barry', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2011, updated November, 2012. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 June 2024)