Congratulations to all ‘Ike Kū‘oko‘a Project volunteers, 2012.

I was looking in this morning’s newspaper, and there was an article by ‘Alohi Bikle, on page 2 of section B, “Volunteers end transcriptions of Hawaiian-language papers,” about the volunteer project that just ended their first phase yesterday, Hawaiian Restoration Day. The volunteers typed an amazing 15,500 pages of newspapers!

I am perhaps most excited to hear that the project is pledging to translate all of the completed 15,500 pages of newspaper and to put them up online! And it seems that these will not just be summaries like what i do here just for fun, but “quality translations.” Hopefully some day in the near future, i can put this blog aside, and do some gardening, because they also pledge to be thorough, making sure that “no ‘a,’ ‘e,’ ‘i,’ ‘o’ and ‘u’ will be overlooked.”!!

This is something the words and thoughts of the people of old deserve. After all, in the word is life, and in the word is death.

Vital Statistics. 1912.


S. W. Naiwi to Miriama Kaaeamoku, July 13.

Kaluna Humoku to Pahuwalu, July 15.

W. A. Kuhn to Elizabeth Kawaauhau, July 16.

John Wilson to Annie Harbottle, July 17.

Robert B. Bodnar to Amelia K. Allen, July 18.

Kalani Nawahie to Nani Makaimoku, July 20.


To David Lui and Maria Kekaa, a daughter, July 14.

To James Kekelaokalani White and Rosalia, a daughter, July 15.

To Charles Kauhane and Lucy Kanakaoluna, a son, July 15.

To Oliver Kauhane and Mary Lobert, a daughter, July 17.

To Joe Tavares and Theresa Kekahu, a son, July 17.

To Lambert K. Meheu and Kaiminaauao, a daughter, July 17.

To Luke Mia and Alice Benjamin, a son, July 19.

To Peter Tai and Rose James, a son, July 20.

To Ah Kim and Hoopii Kuaana, a son, July 22.


Kamaka, at Pawaa, near the streetcar junction [huina kaa uwila], July 19.

Ruth Namahoe, on the road to the Insane Asylum, July 20.

Luika Kauakahi, at the Queen’s Hospital, July 20.

M. W. Phillips, on Richards Street, July 21.

Sam Kaleimakalii, on School Street, July 24.

(Kuokoa, 7/26/1912, p. 8)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLVIII, Helu 30, Aoao 8. Iulai 26, 1912.