Laimakua Kaiwipunakea passes away, 1888.

Gone on the road of no return on the 30th of this past month, at Kawanui Uka, North Kona; death took away the last breath of Laimakua Kaiwipunakea. She left behind a husband, 3 children, and grandchildren who grieve for her. She was born in the year 1816, married her husband in 1836, and they had 13 children, and 10 have gone before with 3 still living. She was a mother who loved her children as well as her husband. Her remains were carried from the home of her daughter and buried on the grounds of Lanakila Church. “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord.”

Kaiwipunakea Opio.

(Alakai o Hawaii, 1/7/1888, p. 4)

Ke Alakai o Hawaii, Buke 1, Helu 1, Aoao 4. Ianuari 7, 1888.

Ke Alakai o Hawaii, Buke 1, Helu 1, Aoao 4. Ianuari 7, 1888.

Lauhala hats made in Hookena, 1901.

Found under: “MAI HILO MAI.”]

A great time is spent by the women of Hookena weaving lauhala hats to trade for bags of flour; two hats for one bag of flour, and there is life.

(Kuokoa, 8/16/1901, p. 3)

O ka hana nui a na wahine...

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXXIX, Helu 34, Aoao 3. Augate 16, 1901.

Road construction, 1848.

[Found under: “Na Palapala Maoli.”]

Kahalii, Hilo, October 2, 1848.

This is news from Waipio, in Hamakua, there is a Government road. The cliff of Waipio was carved into, and there is what appears to be a fine road, not from the people of old, not from Liloa, from Hakau, from Umi, from Kamehameha I; but it is from the reign of Kamehameha III in which the bad areas were fixed.

This project was started from Pueohulunui all the way to Koaekea, and it reached to the top of the cliff of Kahuahine, and came out below Waimihi.

There are three new noted places [pana] on this road: Puehu, Pohakalae, and Kamaipualo; a man and his Horse can travel from below, as well as oxen with a load of poi on its back, until the reach the top; The people of Waipio are beloved; they made a fine road that is nice looking, like a Nuhekalawela; their Tax Collector [Lunaauhau], Kapau put in effort, and all the bad areas were worked out; Hilo is the land that is bad that has not been worked on; people go to Hamakua, to Puna, but the cliffs of Hilo have not been dug up; let’s dig up the cliffs. With appreciation,

By E. S. Kalauwaka.

(Elele Hawaii, 10/24/1848, p. 37)

Kahalii, Hilo...

Ka Elele Hawaii, Buke 4, Pepa 10, Aoao 37. Okatoba 24, 1848.