'Honolulu Maori': Racial dimensions of Duke Kahanamoku's tour of Australia and New Zealand, 1914-1915

Osmond, Gary (2010) 'Honolulu Maori': Racial dimensions of Duke Kahanamoku's tour of Australia and New Zealand, 1914-1915. New Zealand Journal of History, 44 1: 22-34.

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Author Osmond, Gary
Title 'Honolulu Maori': Racial dimensions of Duke Kahanamoku's tour of Australia and New Zealand, 1914-1915
Journal name New Zealand Journal of History   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0028-8322
Publication date 2010-04-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 44
Issue 1
Start page 22
End page 34
Total pages 13
Place of publication Auckland, New Zealand
Publisher University of Auckland
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Subject 2103 Historical Studies
Abstract The article discusses the racialized portrayals in the Australian and New Zealand press of famed Hawaiian swimmer and surfer Duke Kahanamoku (1890-1968) during his visits to those countries in 1914 to 1915. An Olympic medalist in swimming widely credited with popularizing the sport of surfing, Kahanamoku was commonly described by white journalists according to local racial stereotypes: in Australia, he matched the "Nimble Savage" stereotype of Pacific Islanders as having natural aquatic abilities, and in New Zealand his features were likened to those of the indigenous Maori people. Numerous newspaper articles from both countries are quoted.
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