1994He came to fame - "World Famous - in New Zealand" after writing his first book "A GOOD KEEN MAN" in 1960 - a humorous auto-biographical novel telling of his life experiences.
More funny novels followed - twenty-three all up - including 'Hang On A Minute Mate' and 'Bastards I Have Met'. - Both his book characters and his own public face were 'blokey' and he began to appear on television in Toyota adverts. for their rugged 4WD Hi-Lux vehicles
Barry Crump died in 1996.