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Welo Hou Survey! 2020.

Did you see the call for responses for survey from the Welo Hou project (Mele Mondays) from Bishop Museum? The photo below is of Kamehaitu Helela of Hanapepe. She was just one of the many people who shared their knowledge of mele with Helen H. Roberts, who went around the islands in 1923–24 collecting and recording mele.

Click anywhere on this page to be taken to the survey!

Advertiser_7_7_1924_5

Honolulu Advertiser, 68th Year, Number 13,106, Page 5. July 7, 1924.

 

Spread of the flu on Kauai, 1919.

THE SICKNESS IS RAMPANT IN MAKAWELI, KAUAI.

From the news of the past 27th of this month, it reported of the great spread of the Spanish sickness [Spanish flu] at the Sugar Plantation of Makaweli on Kauai, and the number of those who contracted this sickness reached five hundred people, rising sharply every day. And twelve died of this sickness and pneumonia. Continue reading

Hilo High and Hilo Union to sew masks? 1919.

SCHOOL GIRLS MAY MAKE FLU MASKS

Since the appeal from the local chapter of the Red Cross was made through the columns of the Post-Herald for more workers to help make Flu masks, a suggestion has been made that the Red Cross might be able to obtain valuable assistance if the Hilo High School and the Union School girls of the higher grade were appealed to give one hour, daily, after school hours, to the making of masks. Continue reading

Estate of deceased Kalaupapa patients, 1919.

THE MONEY OF THE PATIENTS WHO DIED ON MOLOKAI.

Mr. Solomon Hanohano, Aloha oe:—Please insert in an empty space in the Kuokoa, the announcement of the secretary of the Board of Health [Papa Ola] placed outside of the store of the Board of Health at Kalaupapa, Molokai, pertaining to the people who contracted the ailment that separates families, Continue reading

Pandemic 101 years ago, 1919.

ENTIRE FAMILIES ARE DOWN WITH FLU

Report of Six Days’ Illness and of Death of Victim Sent In At Same Time

Influenza cases and deaths reported in Honolulu and Oahu since February 1:

City Outside Deaths
Feb. 1 13 5 5
″ 2 12 4 0
″ 3 24 9 4
″ 4 16 8 1
″ 5 6 6 2
″ 6 26 9 2
″ 7 14 10 2
″ 8 7 11 3
″ 9 2 0 0
″ 10 47 6 3
″ 11 35 5 6
″ 12 36 5 5
″ 13 7 3 4
″ 14 30 9 0
″ 15 11 9 0
″ 16 2 0 0
″ 17 30 3 8
″ 18 17 5 6
″ 19 31 1 1
″ 20 20 13 5
Total 386 121 57

Total cases for Oahu . . . . . 507

In January there were 69 deaths from influenza on the Island of Oahu.

Total deaths January and February, 126. Continue reading

Death of Julian Monsarrat, 1929.

DEATH TAKES NOTED HAWAII CATTLEMAN

Julian Monsarrat, of Old Honolulu Family, Dies at Hilo

(Special to The Advertiser)

HILO, March 15.—Julian Monsarrat, veteran cattleman and well-known kamaaina of Hawaii nei, died here this evening at 9 o’clock at the age of 67. The body will be removed to Honolulu for burial in the family plot. Arrangements have not yet been complete. Continue reading