Image of the week: 27th March - 2nd April
27 March 2017Did you check out the New Brighton Duke Festival over the weekend? It's the biggest Surf Festival in NZ! If you did, you might have seen the replica of Duke Kahanamoku's surfboard that was installed here in 2015 - based on the one in this photo. Duke Kahanamoku was born 24th of August 1890 in Hawaii, he was a world renowned surfer, an Olympic medallist and also starred in several films over his lifetime. Image credit: Duke Kahanamoku – the champion swimmer of the world, n .d., John Macmillan Brown collection (MB118, Ref 13795). Macmillan Brown Library, Christchurch, New Zealand.