First death notice in a Hawaiian-Language Newspaper? 1834.

Lahaina March 14.

On the 11th day, the whaler named Orion arrived; from Nantucket. Gifford is the Captain; 13 months voyage, 300 barrels of oil.

The Captain informed us of the death of Captain Swain, Captain of the Averick, the ship that brought the missionaries, Mr. Spaulding and company.

He died at Paita, South America.

(Lama Hawaii, 3/14/1834, p. 2)

Lahaina Maraki 14.

Ka Lama Hawaii, Makahiki 1, Helu 5, Aoao 2. Maraki 14, 1834.

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