Joseph U. Kawainui announces intent to publish a new paper run by Hawaiians, 1877.


Pride of the Hawaiians.

As a result of the great desire of the people that a new Hawaiian newspaper be published under the management of a Hawaiian, therefore, I agree, and the Issue I of that new paper will be printed on Thursday, the 3rd of January, 1878, and thereafter, every Saturday.

It will be as large as the “Kuokoa,” and the cost for the year will be Two Dollars up front, or One Dollar for Six Months paid in advance.

I will exert myself along with skilled Hawaiians to make this new newspaper a newspaper that Hawaiians can be educated in the pressing issues of the day,—and it will be filled with news of foreign lands and news of Hawaii nei,—we will make it a newspaper that is proper and one that rightfully guides with truth,—some columns will be allotted for entertaining tales that will not be disturbing for the family, and not useless tales.

Announcements [Olelo Hoolaha] and dirges [kanikau] will be printed for the usual costs.

Intimates and friends and all Hawaiians are invited to grasp with aloha this newcomer of ours that will be arriving, from the bosom of the Hawaiian who has spent many years in that occupation of running a newspaper.

Joseph U. Kawainui.

Honolulu, Dec. 26. 1877.

[What I would give to see the opening issue of Ko Hawaii Pae Aina. Unfortunately as of today, there are no available copies of the first and second issues. The third issue, published on 1/19/1878 can be found here at Papakilodatabase.]

(Kuokoa, 12/29/1877, p. 2)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XVI, Helu 52, Aoao 2. Dekemaba 29, 1877.


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