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Duke Paoa Kahanamoku

c1915. Silver gelatin photograph, postcard format, 13.7 x 8.7cm. Slight silvering and foxing, minor discolouration.

Duke Paoa Kahinu Mokoe Hulikohola Kahanamoku (1890-1968) was a Hawaiian-American competition swimmer credited with spreading the sport of surfing. Kahanamoku, a five-time Olympic medallist in swimming, was brought to Australia in 1915 to display his talent as an Olympic champion swimmer. While demonstrating his prowess surfing with a board at Freshwater Beach, Manly, NSW, he greatly impressed the spectators and became a celebrity for introducing the surfboard to Australia. He was also an actor, lawman and businessman. Ref: Wiki.

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Item #CL178-16

Price (AUD): $1,100.00  Other currencies

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