Observer, Rōrahi XXXV, Putanga 37, 22 Haratua 1915, Page 11
The following are the remarks of Mr F. Evans, who acted as manager for Duke Kahanomoku and George Ouriha on their recent Australasian tour:— "While Honolulu has every facility and a far superior climate to the Antipodes for holding swimming me et© —they call them carnivals there—we are far behind the times here. The system of handicapping there is unsurpassed, and if Honolulu would but adapt the system, interest would increase a 1000 per cent. In a handicap event everyone has a chance. In these races the number of entries has been as high as 125, and the way the system gets those men in the water and takes their times is marvellous. Boys begin at 10 years of age and compete with men of 40, and likewise against champions of the world." These are the ideas of the popular Hawaiian regarding our handicap system, which was unknown to him prior to visiting here. "Swimming among women is in great vogue, and it would be well for our women to follow suit. Hundredisi of ohibs are in existence, and the meets these clubs hold compare with the men's clubs. All the officials are women. It is a pleasure to see one of th,ese meets pulledi off. Snap and dash are the watchwords, and there is not a dull moment from start to* finish. None of the women swimmers l of Hawaii or the Californian coa&t can compare with the Sydney swimmers. Swimming comes to the Australian women naturally, and there are kindreds of good swimmers from 5 years , of age up. "In coinclusion, I must say that the Australian people are the best and cleanest of sportsmen, and Kahanamoku, Ounha, and myself were treated so well and honourably all the way through that words cannot be found to express our gratitude."