Cars collide a hundred and fifty years ago? 1866.

[Found under: “HUNAHUNA MEA O HAWAII NEI.”]

Cars Collide.—On Wednesday Saturday last week, that being the 20th of January, some horse carts collided on Maunakea Street. One was a horse cart belonging to a haole, the other horse cart belonged to a Hawaiian. When the cars collided, the harness [ili kaa lio] of one of the cars came off, and the other remained as always. The Hawaiian to whom belonged one of the cars was taken to Jail [Halewai] and he was tried in front of the Police Justice [Lunakanawai Hoomalu], and he was penalized as per the laws dealing with vehicles. Proceed with caution in this town lest there be confusion. The lives of the two of them however were not harmed.

(Kuokoa, 1/27/1866, p. 2)

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke V, Helu 4, Aoao 2. Ianuari 27, 1866.

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3 thoughts on “Cars collide a hundred and fifty years ago? 1866.

  1. poaono is saturday. Does kanaka hawaii, mean citizen of the kingdom or a native. Curious as to the history of Halewai, where was?

    • Mahalo for your correction! As for kanaka Hawaii, I don’t think it means here a national citizen. As for the Halewai, I am worse at maps and directions than with translations. If you look at maps of the time of Honolulu, it should be there.

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