More sent to the leprosy colony, 1893.


Forty leprosy patients were put aboard the steamer Hawaii of this past Monday, and from amongst this number, there were 6 who were apprehended under the suspicion of having leprosy.

From amongst them, some are our friends and friends of others, living here and there, who are familiar with them; John K. Unea [John T. Unea] is from the Kanilehua Rain of Hilo, T. Nakanaela is from the Kukalahale Rain of Honolulu, A. Kawaieli is from Lanai of Kaululaau. Continue reading


What’s in a name? 2014.

In the recent posts there were examples of many names and variants thereof. If you are doing any sort of research into Hawaii’s past, whether it be genealogical, political, or what have you, it is important to consider┬áthat names are complicated and people, places, and things in general┬ácan be referred to by any number of different names. It would be a great resource if some entity hosted a site that allowed for adding to a list of this sort. Just in the past few days we had:

G. K. Keawehaku = Gabriel K. Keawehaku = Gaberiela K. Keawehaku = Gabriela K. Keawehaku = Ka Anela o Mekiko

Boston (ship) = Bosetona

Inter-Island Steam Navigation Company = I. I. S. N. Co. = Hui Hooholo Mokuahi Pili Aina

Planter (ship) = Paeli

W. G. Hall (ship) = Malulani

Foster (surname) = Poka

James Robinson = Kimo o Pakaka