18 Jul 2019

NZ Biography: Colin Hogg on Barry Crump

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 2:25 pm on 18 July 2019

Barry Crump was the original Good Keen Man, the humorous and care-free archetype of the New Zealand bloke

He was a lovable rogue with an succession of female companions - and he tore across our TV screens in a series of TV ads for the Toyota hilux; we bought his books on deerculling and life in the bush or the pub, and we loved his colourful male vernacular.

Colin Hogg wrote his biography, A Life In Loose Strides.

This story was produced using archival audio from Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision.

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Photo: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision