More on Kalaniopuu’s ahuula and mahiole, 1887.

Captain Cook Relics.

Speaking of the Captain Cook relics which have been secured for the New South Wales Government, our London correspondent says, writing on September 9:—”Sir Saul Samuel has secured for the New South Wales Government the whole of the interesting collection of Captain Cook’s relics which were on view at the late Colonial and Indian Exhibition. Some of them he has had to purchase, others have been presented as gift. Your…

(Sydney Mail, 10/22/1887, p. 868)


The Sydney Mail, Volume XLIV, Number 1424, Page 868. October 22, 1887.

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Lunar eclipse, 140 years ago (and a day later), 1906.

Eclipses of this Year.

If our friends think back, they will remember our publishing of these directions below written by W. D. Alexander [W. D. Alekanedero], in our paper’s first presentation on the 9th of December, 1875. One week from this day the moon will be partially eclipsed as seen below:

In the year 1876, there will be four passing eclipses. Two of the sun, and two of the moon, like this:

1 The moon will be partially eclipsed on the 9th of March. It will begin at 6:50 in the evening, and it will end at 8:50 in the evening; at Honolulu time.

2 There will be a total solar eclipse on March 25; it will be seen in its entirety in the North Pacific and South America. It will not be seen in its entirety here, but it will be almost a total eclipse. It will begin at 7:30 in the morning, and it will conclude at 5½ minutes past 10 o’clock in the morning, at Honolulu time. It will be totally eclipsed at 48¼ minutes past 8 o’clock; the total amount of the eclipse will be 0.94.

3 The moon will be partially eclipsed on the 3rd of September; it will  not be seen however here in Hawaii.

4 The sun will be totally eclipsed on the 17th of September, and will be seen in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji; but it will not be seen in Hawaii nei.  W. D. A.

[Today we will be having not a lunar eclipse, but a partial solar eclipse which begins at 4:33 in the afternoon and ends at 6:33 in the evening, Hawaii time! Do you have your viewing glasses ready?]

(Lahui Hawaii, 3/2/1876, p. 3)


Ka Lahui Hawaii, Buke II, Helu 10, Aoao 3. Maraki 2, 1876.