Detailed list of patients being examined at Kalawao, 1909.

THE PATIENTS OF MOLOKAI ARE EXAMINED.

To the Editor of the Kuokoa, Aloha no: Please allow me some space on your deck along with the captain’s passengers travelling aboard your ship (newspaper) and it is for you and your sailors to [anybody care to offer insight into this nautical allusion? “a nau ame kou mau luina e kulai pau iho i na nihoniho o ke ku’e keleawe o ka enekini uwila…”] and to send knowledge from Hawaii, the island of Keawe, all the way to Kauai of Manokalanipo.

Here are your loved ones, a husband, a wife, a child, a grandchild, a daughter, a grand, a great grand; and they turn towards home, to see and to smell once again the cool air of the land (should they return); the fish is an uku, a fish of Kahoolawe.¹

O Reader, shown will be the names and the years they have lived here in the land of the sick without counting the months and days.

Therefore, the number placed before [after] each name is the total years lived here in the land of the sick and the land where they were taken from; for the names without numbers, they don’t want it to be known, and some have not met with the writer; the writer put great effort into completing it, but he could not for it was a big task.

At 11:30 at night on the 13th of October, 1909, the S. S. Likelike arrived at the restless harbor of Kalaupapa; the wind was calm, but the disembarking of the passengers was still rough, they being J. D. McVeigh, Superintendent of the Leprosy Colony; Dr. Wayson; photographer Charles W. Weatherwax and Kikila the secretary of the doctors.

On the 14th, at 9 or so, the doctors W. J. Goodhue and Wayson arrived with the Secretary J. K. Keliikuli, interpreter at the dispensary; and the examination of the patients began; and to Kalawao went the honor of the first examination, as follows:

P. Kiha (m), Maui; Mary Maialoha (m), 3, Kawaihae, Hawaii; Heaekulani (m) 21, Honolulu; William Holokahiki (m), Waihee; Kinoole (f); Sarah Opu (f), Moloaa, Kauai; S. Kapela (m) 4, Honolulu; Ane Naholoholo (m) 15, Honolulu; Kealawaiole (m) 4, Honolulu; Ui Kapiioho (m); Holo Kapela (f) 17, Maui; L. M. Paianamu (m) 6, Honolulu; John Kaiu (m) 7, Kauai; George Mahiai (m), Maui; K. M. Kalunakaahele (m), Kauai; John Keawekane 4, Honolulu; Hulihee (m) 14, Molokai; Wehekaiaulu (m); Lau Chan (m), Honolulu; Naolulo (f) 1, Hilo; George Kahoukapu (m) 3; Kealoha Nalima (f) 22; D. Moae (m) 21, Kohala; Kekuni (m); Loika Pauole (f), Kauai; Pahupiula (f) 20, Honolulu; Lizzie Aiakamanu (f) 8, Kauai; Elia Kaaihue (m) 4, Puna; Kawai Hoy (f) 3, Honolulu; D. Noholoa (m) 13, Honolulu; Ellen Noholoa (f) 5, Honolulu; Solomon Momoa (m) 20, Honolulu; William Kaha (m) 24, Paholei, Maui; Kela Liilii (f) 25, Hawaii; Kaluna Ma (f) 30, Kipahulu, Maui; Sam Lowell (m) 4, Honolulu; Makanui D. Umi (f) 6, Honolulu; Pahia (m) 4, Kauai; Makanui (f) 8, Hanalei, Kauai; Kalani Silva (f) 6, Honolulu; Hattie Kalua (f) 4, Honolulu; Kawehi (m) 24, Lahaina; Kailiau (m) 3, Kohala; Mary Naeole (f), Kauai; Kaomi (m); Kalani (m); Palea (m); Pakoma (m) 3, Kauai; Joe Kauhane (m) 15, Honolulu; George Kahele; Komo (m); Pekelo (m), Honolulu; James Harvest (m) 18, Honolulu; Pika (m); Kahawaii (f) 4, Honolulu; Kelii Makakoa (m) 11, Honolulu; Hanapule (f) 4, Honolulu; J. A. Kamakele (m) 7, Kona; D. Ku (m) 22, Honolulu; Victoria Kaai (f) 20, Huelo, Maui; Kanamu Mokuhau (f) 20; Kamai (m) 8; Kaulana (m) 6, Molokai; Rose Meyers (f) 3; Kauwe (f) 3, Hilo; Nahua (m) 16, Kona; Kuhi (m) 4, Molokai; Ponepake (m) 22, Honolulu; Naihe Pukai (m) 22, Kauai; Halemano (m) 5, Honolulu; Hairama Pahau (m) 15, Honolulu; Annie Kekoa (f) 3, Hilo; Kaua Lihau (f) 14, Hamakua; C. Kaeha (m) 4, Honolulu; Kawaha (f) 26, Kauai; Liloa (m) 4, Maui; Kunihi (m) 28, Molokai; Kamai Naihe (f) 25, Honolulu; Nui (f) 28, Hilo; Kaaihue (m) 39, Maui; Emma Kuaokala (f) 4, Hilo; Kailianu (f) 80, Kalaupapa; Emily Kaihumua (f) 4, Honolulu; Maulia (m) 13, Honolulu; Annie McMillan (f), Honolulu; Ellena McMillan (f); Joe Lowell (m) 3, Kauai; Agnes Holstein (f), Kohala; Lui Hoolapa (m), Kona; D. N. Hoopilimeaai (m) 10, Maui; Malaia (f) 10, Kauai; Huleia (m) 16, Kauai; Pelekila Ioane (f) 4, Maui; Mary Kapukana (f), Hawaii; Peter Akua (m), Maui; Kuheleloa Nailima (m) 13, Kalaupapa; Kahaleuai Nailima (m) 12, Kalaupapa; Hoaeae Nailima (m) 14, Kalaupapa; William Kalimalu (m) 10, Hilo; Kanaue (m) 10, Honolulu; Kinoole (f) 27; Willie Kalani (m) 20, Puako, South Kohala; Moses Pauli (m) 21, Koolau, Oahu; Kahaleanu (m) 13, Hilo; Lilia Kepano (f) 4, Honolulu; Alika Smith (m) 19, Wailuku, Maui; Kaele (m) 20, Honolulu; Kawaiku (m) 6, Hana; K. Keaweamahi (m) 15, Honolulu; M. Mattson (m) 7, Maui; Mary Smith (f) 8, Honolulu; Ah Sin (m) 5, Wailuku; Kea Kaihanui (m) 21, Waihee; Charlotte Kaopua (f) 4, Kohala; Mary Ann (f) 4, Honolulu; Kakalina (f); Ah Sin (m) 3, Kohala; John Moke (m) 22; Alika (m) 23, Maui; William Kaleiheana (m) 13; Meliaka (f) 17, Kauai; Julia Manuia (f) 7, Waialua; Hukia Manu (m) 16, Maui; Sarah Alohikea (f) 20, Kohala; Mose Kaulahea (m) 2, Molokai; Mary Mokuahi 19; John Waiwaiole (m) 4, Hilo; Keala Kaike (f) 1, Puna, Hawaii; Kalani wahine (m) 3 months, Waimea, Hawaii; Mary Kamealani (f) 8, Kawaihapai, Waialua; Sam Kaluahine (m) 7; J. Uha (m) 22, Lahaina; Koloa (m) 20, Maui; Maraea Holokahiki (f) 3 months, Kalaupapa; Hawea Manini (f) 4, Wailuku, Maui; total 133.

There are names left; perhaps they are those who knew the troubles ahead, for the road ahead is unclear, as the path is not laid out well, and some will return in confusion; wise are those who did not sign, but there will come a time when this will end.

With great aloha,

S. K. M. NAHAUOWAILEIA.

Kalawao, Molokai, October 19, 1909.

¹”He uku ia he i’a no Kahoolawe.” A traditional saying playing off the word “uku “which is a type of fish, but also means reward or recompense.

[Wow… this took a long time, but i think it is an awesome document well worth the time put in. My aloha goes out to S. K. M. Nahauowaileia and the type-setting boys of the Kuokoa!!]

(Kuokoa, 10/29/1909, p. 6)

NANAIA NA MA'I O MOLOKAI.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLVI, Helu 44, Aoao 6. Okatoba 29, 1909.

Why bother learning the Hawaiian Language—a response, 2013.

Hawaiian Language Benefits All

…For all of the rare-in-the-world success that Hawaiian language revitalization has achieved in four decades, only a fraction of it has been paid for by public funds. For every dollar that’s ever been spent on teacher salaries, school rooms or curriculum, 10 times that has been expended from the pockets or personal schedules of people who dedicated their lives to making sure Hawaiian wasn’t erased by the sweep and force of English dominance. The kupuna who gave all of their golden years to learners and the teachers who create lessons from scratch are the tip of the iceberg. Unlike other places where government support of indigenous efforts is now the norm, most of the investment in Hawaiian language and culture always has been a people’s project. Hawaiian is the foundation of Hawai’i’s unique identity and knowledge base, not a useless adornment to a place with nice geography. That mind-set loses everything that makes these Islands so special. Money spent on keeping Hawai’i connected to its past and present isn’t hush money to assuage and entertain the natives, it’s an investment in Hawai’i’s continuity.

[Click here for the rest of this response to Bob Jones’ article (MidWeek 4/24/2013) which we put up in the previous post, written by Puakea Nogelmeier in the current issue of MidWeek.

What do you all think?]

Why bother learning the Hawaiian Language? 2013.

Are Hilo Projects Money Well-spent?

Somebody surely will ask: Why are we spending $28 million in state money for the College of Hawaiian Language building at UH Hilo?

Why put all that public money into Hawaiian language when we need funds for command of the English language and delving into American political history and contemporary culture issues?

[Click here to read the rest of this piece of work penned by Bob Jones which appeared the other week in the MidWeek!]