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Freeth, George Douglaslocked

(08 November 1883–07 April 1919)
  • Arthur C. Verge

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Freeth, George Douglas (08 November 1883–07 April 1919), surfer, was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, the son of an English sea captain and a Hawaiian princess whose names are unknown. At the time of his birth, New England missionaries had succeeded in banishing surfing from most of the local island population. A noticeable exception to the surfing ban were members of the royal Hawaiian family. Given his royal status (Freeth’s mother was raised by Queen ...

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