Story: Open water swimming

Triumphant arrival (2nd of 2)

Triumphant arrival

Some members of the swimming team (from left, Christine Harris, Philip Rush, Kaine Thompson) come ashore at D’Urville Island, along with Olive Baldwin (right foreground), the Kāpiti Coast historian who researched the route of Hinepoupou’s swim. Joy Hope, a descendant of Hinepoupou, stands at the stern of the support vessel stands.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Open water swimming - Early New Zealand swimmers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 September 2021)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 12 Jun 2006, updated 1 Feb 2016