Too much time on my hands? 2012.

Playing around with advertising?

The design was based off of the Hawaiian flag printed in color in the January 1, 1862 edition of Ka Nupepa Kuokoa. See: The Hawaiian Flag—a closeup. 1862.


got nupepa?


More English-language Hawaii papers to be searchable online! 2012.

The UH Manoa Library has received $265,018 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to digitize and upload the predecessor newspapers of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on the Chronicling America website.  The publications are:
Pacific Commercial Advertiser (1856-1921)
Honolulu Star-Bulletin (1917-1922)

Kaumakapili Church member, 1910.

Old Member of Kaumakapili.

Mr. Aheakalani.

The picture above is one of Aheakalani, one of the very old members of Kaumakapili Church, and he has perhaps reached the age of ninety-five, being that he was going about about during the time Kamehameha was king.
He was first in the congregation of the church of Waiohinu, Kau, when the kahu were Parker, Mikahana and Mikini.

However, when he returned to Honolulu to live, he became a member of Kaumakapili Church, when Rev. Rowell Smith was kahu. And from that time, he has been one of the congregation there for sixty years. He is in good health and walks to prayer ever Sunday.
He is stout, but he is in recovery, and walks every Sunday with his cane, and through him, God is glorified for his amazing works.
(Kuokoa, 5/27/1910, p. 5)

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLVII, Helu 21, Aoao 5. Mei 27, 1910.

Something to see, 1868.

[Found under: “LOCAL NEWS: Oahu.”]

A picture of the Legislature of Hawaii.—In Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper of New York, on the 4th of January, we just saw that there was printed in that paper a picture of the opening and the adjourning of the Legislature of 1866. Perhaps it was disseminated by a newspaper, and from there its likeness was drawn, however, when we gave it a glance, it wasn’t similar at all.

(Kuokoa, 2/29/1868, p. 2)

Ke kii o ka Hale Ahaolelo Hawaii.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke VII, Helu 9, Aoao 2. Feberuari 29, 1868.

On Statehood, Republicans, Elepaio, and Voting Rights,1912.


It has been many years during which the Republican party has held power in the governing of the Territory of Hawaii, and Hawaii has not at all been made into a state, where we’d be able to vote for our own governor, our chief justices, circuit court judges, Senators, and representatives in our legislature, and other many heads of government. However, the cry of those Republicans in their workplace to make Hawaii a State, does not cease.  It is ten years that Kuhio has been in the Legislature in Washington, and he has not put a bit of effort into making Hawaii a state. The Republicans are like the Elepaio bird who crying goes, “Ono ka ia! Ono ka ia! [I crave fish! I crave fish!]” This bird just cries out, but does not venture to the sea to catch fish. But its cry atop logs is what makes canoes bug ridden [pu-ha]. Ten years of crying “Mokuaina no Hawaii! Mokuaina no Hawaii! Mokuaina no Hawaii! [Statehood for Hawaii! Statehood for Hawaii! Statehood for Hawaii!]” But there has been no statehood at all; one session of the legislature passes by and the next comes, and then passes by, and so forth. But the Elepaio (Republican) continues to cry, “Ono ka ia! (I Mokuaina no Hawaii.) Ono ka ia! (I Mokuaina no Hawaii.) Yet they do nothing so that Hawaii would attain statehood.

(Aloha Aina, 10/26/1912, p. 2)


Ke Aloha Aina, Buke XVII, Helu 43, Aoao 2. Okatoba 26, 1912.

A sound sentence? 1888.

On the 23rd of this past April, in Waikane, there arose an altercation between S. E. K. Papaai and J. N. Paikuli. And as a result of J. N. Paikuli grabbing S. E. K. Papaai’s clothing, Papaai threw a punch at Paikuli and hit him in the nose. Paikuli sued Papaai before the District Court of Koolaupoko, and Papaai received 10 punches to the nose from the Court.

(Alakai o Hawaii, 4/30/1888, p. 3)

Ma ka la 23 iho nei o Aperila...

Ke Alakai o Hawaii, Buke 3, Helu 43, Aoao 3. Aperila 30, 1888.

Bird catching, 1866.

[Found under: “SMALL NEWS OF HAWAII NEI.”]

Bird snaring.—We received a letter by T. P. Kaaeae of Hamakua, Hawaii, saying that the men and women of that area are joined together in great numbers in climbing into the forests to snare birds [kapili manu; kawili manu]. And the number of birds caught by a person in a day is from six to thirty. The bird being caught is the Oo of the forests.

(Kuokoa, 3/17/1866, p. 2)

Kawili manu.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke V, Helu 11, Aoao 2. Maraki 17, 1866.

Maui Vital Statistics, 1875.


A. D. 1874, Jan. At Kiloa Kula, born was Kaaihue f. of Kaaiai and Haliaka.
Feb. 9. Moeanu in Makawao, born was Makaalii f. of Kualino and Makaalii.
May 8. At Laie in that same place, born was Kaikialamea m. of Paa and Kealakai.
July 4. At the same place, born was Kimo m. of Sepa and Ohule.
Sept. 15. At the same place, born was Ane f. of John Lewis and Kaipo.
Dec. 15. At Uli Kula born was Kanaha m. of Kanaha and Kama.
Dec. 19. At Puupane born was Mele f. & Ku m., twins, of Ku and Kauhi.
A. D. 1875. Jan. 12. At Kokomo born was Kaaie m. of Waikane and Poo.


1874 Feb. 4. At Makawao, married were Ama m. and Kapohu w. joined by C. B. Andrews [Aneru].
Apr. 30. At the same place, married were Nuole and Kaapa by C. B. Andrews.
Mar. 30. At the same place, joined were Kalawe and Peke by Andrews.
July 15. At Kokomo married were Kuaana and Luahine by Andrews.
July 8. At Pukalani married were Kalani and Parekila by Andrews.


A. D. 1874, 28. At Kula, Kelohapauole f. died.
Apr. 13 At Papahawahawa, Kahipa m. died.
May 5. At Kula, Nalimanui f. died.
” 7. At Piiholo, Koma k. died.
June 20. At Uli, Basamia m. died.
July 13. At Pauwela, Henry Copp m. died.
” 15. At Kokomo, Maia m. died.
Aug. 7. At Hakuula, Umi f. died.
Sept. 9. At Kokomo, Kaaie f. died.
Oct. 1 At Laie, Kahananui m. died.
” 11. At Kiloa, Kaaihue m. died.
” 24. At Kiloa, Hu m. died.
” ” ” Kekila f. died.
Dec. 19. At Puupane, Mere Kani f. died.
” 27. At Uli, Holani m. died.
” 31. At Pupane, Kuliilii m. died.

(Lahui Hawaii, 1/28/1875, p. 4)


Ka Lahui Hawaii, Buke I, Helu 5, Aoao 4. Ianuari 28, 1875.

Kauai marriages, 1877.


Mar. 17; at Nawiliwili, married were Kahoolealii m, and Kahuki f.
Apr. 18; at Niumalu, married were Kanehiwa m, and Napueha f.
May 31; at Lihue, married were Kahalau m, and Kailianu f.
June. 2; at Nawiliwili, married were Kahanu k, and Mary f.
June 20; at Lihue, married were Antone Brooks k, and Paakiha f.
Aug. 11; at Nawiliwili, married were Luis m, and Kaili f.
Aug. 25; at Lihue, married were Kahela m, and Kaulaokeahi f.
Sept. 25; at the same place, married were Samuela m, and Mahu f.
Sept 25; at Niumalu, married were Paele m, and Keau f.
Sept. 25; at Lihue, married were Hilea m, and Kelii f.
Sept. 27; at the same place, married were Kalaiwahea m, and Mary f.
Sept 27; at Huleia, married were Paliuli m, and Kaai f.
Oct. 6; at the same place, married were Malaehaakini m, and Kalua f.
Oct 8; at Hanamaulu, married were Hakui m, and Kealakai f.
Oct. 13; at Lihue, married were Hoomana m, and Kuanea f.
Oct. 26; at the same place, married were Kaaiawaawa m, and Komokomoko f.
Oct. 29; at the  same place, married were Opaha m, and Kahula f.
Nov. 12; at the same place, married were Nawelo m, and Luisa f.
Dec. 18; at the same place, married were Akamuho m, and Mary Auna f.

[Most of the time, Honolulu newspapers did not report vital statistics of islands other than Oahu in a regular column. They might however mention a marriage, birth, or death in a separate article to itself.]

(Lahui Hawaii, 12/27/1877, p. 3)


Ka Lahui Hawaii, Buke III, Helu 52, Aoao 3. Dekemaba 27, 1877.