ARA, THE MAORI WIZARD
[Here is an image of Ara, mentioned in the previous post. See the rest of the article here: A Trip Around the World.
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(Hawaiian Star, 2/10/1912, p. 12)
A New Zealand theater troupe under the leadership of Ara, a man from the Maori people who performs astonishing acts, arrived in Honolulu. After they left their own land, they visited the lands of the South: New Guinea, Fiji, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, and then arrived here. They are taking beautiful shots of Hawaii nei, and when they perform, they have some nice scenes of these islands.
They will also show some pictures of New Zealand, the lifestyle of the Maori, the Hot Volcanic Springs, Palorous Jack [Pelorus Jack], that astonishing piloting fish that guides the way before sailboats when they enter into the harbor of Wellington, and for which a law was made protecting its life, as well as some other lovely pictures of New Zealand. One day in March, they will hold their performance at the Hale Mele Hou [Opera House].
(Aloha Aina, 2/17/1912, p. 1)
We, the boys of the Royal Hawaiian Band, by means of our committee, give our great appreciation to the Honorable, Joseph J. Fern, Mayor of the City and County of Honolulu, and the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of Honolulu, for their approving our request for new wind instruments.
Although we requested $1500 for the costs of the new instruments, they kindly granted us at the meeting of Wednesday, the 27th of March, 1912, the sum of $1800.
We, with sincerity,
Robert H. Baker,
D. K. Naone,
S. K. Kamakaia,
A. H. Tallett.
(Kuokoa, 4/5/1912, p. 6)