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UPDATE: FEBRUARY 15, 2013
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Its not perfect yet as they are still working out the kinks and a streamlined method to allow volunteers to continue online editing and we will update the site when new announcements are available. Mahalo nui!
[I am not quite sure how they think it can be made “perfect” when much of the newspaper images as they stand are at least partially illegible, but do go check it out and judge for yourself. Please get back here with your thoughts and comments!]
REMEMBERANCES HELD FOR WASHINGTON’S BIRTHDAY
THE QUEENS OF THE ISLANDS FROM THE LEFT—MISS MUNDON OF OAHU; MRS. MORTON OF MAUI; MISS WILHELMINA OF HAWAII; MISS MAHOE OF MOLOKAI; AND MISS SILVA OF KAUAI.
KAMEHAMEHA AND HIS KAUKAUALII AND THE IDOL GOD [AKUA KII].
[Yes, this was all done on George Washington’s birthday: the pāʻū riding and the reenactment of Kamehameha’s landing at Waikiki.]
(Kuokoa, 2/28/1913, p. 1)
Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LI, Helu 9, Aoao 1. Feberuari 28, 1913.
Harry C. Chang to Hattie Kuulei, Feb. 8.
Douglas R. Mossman to Elizabeth Hugo, Feb. 8.
Ah Hoon to Lucy Paliuli Kapono, Feb. 14.
To Charles Kahawai and Emma Rose, a daughter, Feb. 2.
To James Kalaiwahea and Lucy Kamaka, a son, Feb. 9.
To Moses L. Needham and Emma Kapua, a daughter, Feb. 10.
Lilia Bray, on Kunawai Lane, Feb. 12.
J. Kaapuiki, Jr., on Desha Lane, Feb. 12.
Keahi (m) on Smith Lane, Feb. 13.
Charles Kailihiwa, on Auld Lane, Feb. 14.
Keoni Kalua at the Queen’s Hospital, Feb. 14.
R. F. Keliimoekolohe, on School Street, Feb. 16.
George Wainee on Waiakamilo Street, Feb. 17.
Punohu Kealoha, on Pauoa Street, Feb. 18.
(Kuokoa, 2/21/1913, p. 8)
Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke L, Helu 8, Aoao 8. Feberuari 21, 1913.
GREAT PERFORMANCE OF THE LANDING OF KAMEHAMEHA
Some people of Hawaii of these new generations have committed to memory the arrival of Kamehameha the Great to Oahu and his landing in Waikiki, without however having witnessed it; today, at ten in the morning, it will be seen in Waikiki a scene very similar to that arrival of the war canoes of Kamehameha with the greatly distinguished King Kamehameha the Great sitting aboard his double-hulled canoes [waa kaulua] along with his war leaders, the chiefs, and warriors supplied with war implements of all sorts; King Kamehameha is adorned with a feather helmet [mahiole] and feather cloak [ahuula] along with a barbed spear [ihe laumeki] in his hand.
This is the first show of this type done here on Oahu; there was not one from the beginning; therefore, it is something new worth going to. The preparations for and supervising of this great work is under John Wise, one of the people of this time that has memorized the history of Hawaii and the way of life of the people of old.
From amongst the waa that are being brought to show this day, is one of the huge, old waa; it is said that it belonged to Kamehameha the Great and is being brought from Kailua, Hawaii, from the estate of Prince Kalanianaole. It is said that this a huge and deep canoe, and the depth reaches the waste, and it is something new to see a huge waa of the old times being used these days.
(Kuokoa, 2/21/1913, p. 5)
Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke L, Helu 8, Aoao 5. Feberuari 21, 1913.