No fun to be had on the Sabbath, 1874.

[Found under: “Nu Hou Kuloko.”]

—On this past Sunday, some haole boys went to surf at the surf spot of Uo at noon of that day, and some people told the sheriff to arrest them; he responded that it was fine, and that there was no law against surfing on Sunday. We believe that if surfing is a pleasurable activity, then there is indeed a law against it.

(Kuokoa, 7/18/1874, p. 2)

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XIII, Helu 29, Aoao 2. Iulai 18, 1874

Hawaiian Artist, 1873.

[Found under: “NU HOU KULOKO.”]

Hawaiian Artist.—Our famous artist of the Kanilehua rain sent a superb picture of a day of surfing in Hilo before the King [Lunalilo] while he was there. A gentleman who saw the painting remarked that it was indeed how the day of surfing was. Praise for our Hawaiian artist. If there was a copper plate engraver here, we would be able to print it in the newspaper.

[This must be talking about Joseph Nawahi. Does anyone know of this painting of surfing in Hilo?!]

(Kuokoa, 3/22/1873, p. 2)

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XII, Helu 12, Aoao 2. Maraki 22, 1873.

Stephen Reynolds, aka Lanai has passed on, 1857.

Dead.—S. Reynolds, Esq., that being Lanai, has died at his place of birth, near Boston, A. H.*

(Hae Hawaii, 9/23/1857, p. 102)

[When doing research on people in the newspapers, it is important to not only look up the given names of the person you are looking for, but also other names the person was known by. Here we see Lanai is what they called Stephen Reynolds.]

*A.H. probably stands for Amerika Huipuia (United States of America).

Ka Hae Hawaii, Buke 2, Ano Hou, Helu 26, Aoao 102. Sepetemaba 23, 1857.

Meaning behind a name, 1878.

[Found under: “NA NU HOU HAWAII.”]

Motivating the increase of the Lahui—July 16, 1878, at Mana, Kauai, a daughter was born to Kahoonei (m) and Kolailai (f). This girl was named Anna Harriet Kahuakaipaoa Kahoonei, in honor of the unsuccessful trip of the Hon. Joseph U. Kawainui and his fellow travellers, Mrs. Anna Kaulaokeahi, P. Costa, Miss Harriet L. Moore, Miss Ruth Mahoe, Miss Agnis Akanaka [Agnes Akanaka], Rev. J. H. Mahoe, and Simon Puniwai, who did not see the fire-brand cliffs of Kamaile.

J. P. Kanuikino.

{We admire this name, and hope that she will grow and become motivated to increase the Lahui, and that she will have many descendants after her. Editor}

(Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, 7/27/1878, p. 2)

Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, Buke 1, Helu 30, Aoao 2. Iulai 27, 1878.

Birthday of Kamehameha III.

[Found under: “NU HOU HAWAII.”]

The birthday of Kamehameha III was celebrated here in Honolulu on this past March 17 as a holiday in this manner: The doors of all the government offices were closed; there were shots at 12 o’clock at the battery of Kakaako; and there was a shooting competition by the King’s Own, the Prince’s Own, and the Mamalahoa Guards at Auwaiolimu.

(Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, 3/20/1886, p. 2)

Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, Buke IX, Helu 12, Aoao 2. Maraki 20, 1886.

Kahuna laau lapaau, 1869.

Hawaiian Doctors.–Yesterday the Board of Health convened to examine the Hawaiian kahuna. There were a great many kahuna who went; perhaps around two hundred. It is not known how many kahuna were given approval.

(Au Okoa, 2/18/1869, p. 2)

Ke Au Okoa, Buke IV, Helu 44, Aoao 2. Feberuari 18, 1869.

Where are you, Dash?! 1871.




To the one who returns my DOG that was lost from Kamakela. It is large shaggy dog, with droopy ears, and has white spots, and he will listen if you call out the name “DASH.” I can be found at Cleghorn’s shop built of stone at the harbor, or at Kamakela. J. S. Smithies (Kamila).

Honolulu, May 1, 1871.

(Kuokoa, 5/6/1871, p. 3)

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke X, Helu 18, Aoao 3. Mei 6, 1871.

Before there were Hawaiian language newspapers, there were over ten years of printing!

Tomorrow makes 200 years since the first printing took place in Hawaiʻi nei!

This commemorative plaque is in front of the Hale Paʻi at the Hawaiian Mission Houses in Honolulu. Tomorrow morning they are having a historic reenactment of the 1822 press pull in person and livestreamed as well!

For more information on this and other bicentennial commemorations they are holding this year, click on the images below.

New year paniolo entertainment up in Waimea, 1908.

In the contest of tie-down roping [? hookuku hoohei a kulai bipi] held by the boys of Waimea on this past Happy New Year Day at Samuel Parker Ranch [Samuela Paka Ranch], Charles Lindsay took the fastest time of 39 2/5 seconds. That was quick. But if it was a Honolulu cow, it would have taken 2 minutes.

(Na’i Aupuni, 1/2/1908, p. 2)

Ka Na’i Aupuni, Buke V, Helu 1, Aoao 2. Ianuari 2, 1908.