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Aloha kakou,

People continue to ask where donations for this blog should be sent. The answer still remains the same. What would be worthwhile is that if you think these posts are of value, to pass them on, whether by reposting them electronically on Facebook, or Twitter, or your own blog, or by email; or by printing them out and handing them off; or the old-fashioned way, by talking about them.

However, if you really want to make a donation, please consider making one to the Library & Archives at the Bishop Museum! They care for much of the newspapers from which I draw my information. They also are the caretakers of journals and letters and books and oh so many photographs containing historical information that cannot be found anywhere else. Remember to specify that your donation is to go to the Library & Archives.

Me ka oiaio no,

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Thoughts? October 20, 2018.

It has been seven years since this blog was started. Have you personally found anything new or useful in these posts? What kind of things are you looking for when you are clicking around this blog?

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“Aole na ka malihini e ao mai ia’u i ka mooolelo o ko’u lahui…” 1868.

Hawaiian History, by Hawaiians.

The early history of all nations without a literature, is necessarily traditionary. That of the Hawaiians, previous to the advent of the missionaries, is of course derivable from the traditions handed down from father to son, of those families immediately attendant upon the chiefs, known by the term of kahus—literally, body attendants. These body servants constituted a class of themselves, and it was their province not only to wait on the chiefs personally, but to carefully commit to memory and to transmit to their successors, everything connected with the birth and lineage of their lords—quite after the style of the bards and harpers of olden times in Britain. Continue reading

Plagiarism? 1868.

The History of S. M. Kamakau.

Aloha no.—These past Saturdays I saw within Whitney’s newspaper [Pacific Commercial Advertiser] them calling the haole government paper [Hawaiian Gazette], a thief, because of the translation of the History of S. M. Kamakau, into the English language, and for inserting it within some past issues of that newspaper. In my opinion, those pebbles pelted in contempt are not right at all. Continue reading

Martin the Wizard in Hawaii a 150 years ago, 1868.

MARTIN THE WIZARD

HAS ARRIVED!

The World-renowned, Wonder-creating Wizard

MARTIN!

Will continue his Astonishing

Feats of Wonder

—AT THE—

Royal Hawaiian Theatre,

Saturday Evening, Oct’r 24,

Changing as if by a MAGIC WAND, this Popular Place of Amusement into a gorgeous ENCHANTED TEMPLE of Magic and Mystery, Continue reading