Question on the Flag.—The Hawaiian Flag; when was it first made? Where? Who was the King? Who were the ones who thought about and helped in its making? Which flags was it made like? In other words, it was made following which flags? If there is someone who knows, please answer the “Kuokoa,” so that Hawaii’s great desire is fulfilled.
[This is an interesting question, considering that 17 years earlier, the Kuokoa (1/1/1862) ran an article on the history of the Hawaiian flag along with a color image of the flag!
The history was rerun again nine years later on 1/7/1871 (also with a color image of the flag).]
(Kuokoa, 3/22/1879, p. 2)