Travels to Nihoa, 1885.


At 5 o’clock in the evening of this past Monday, the steamer Iwalani took the travellers to the farthest away island of Hawaii nei, Nihoa. And amongst the famous passengers who went on this trip was Her Highness, the Alii, Princess Liliuokalani, accompanied by her steward, Charles B. Wilson, and the haole captain’s passengers, Mr. and Mrs. A. Hoffnung, Miss Ella Hoffnung, Rev. J. Hemphill and his wife, Hon. S. B. Dole, W.W. Hall, Rev. S. E. Bishop, J. Jaeger [J. Iager], Henry Jaeger [J. Iaeger], E. S. Cunha and his wife, J. Williams photographer, the travelling companions of the alii, Mrs. Emma Kapena and her daughter, Mrs. Hattie Kamakanoa, Mrs. Kahuila Wilcox, Miss L. Nakanealoha, Hon. J. Kaae and his wife, Hon. J. T. Baker and his wife, Hon. J. Keau and his wife, Major J. Holt, H. W. Auld, W. Holt and his wife, Mrs. Emma Beckley, Mrs. Kahaunaele, Mrs. M. A. Lemon, Jack Ailau and his wife, Sophia Sheldon, Mrs. Anna Costa, Lily Richards, and the other passengers under the alii that number 42 more. Continue reading

Kanikau for Eda Kalua by J. P. Kaapuwai, 1921.


Kanikau he aloha nui keia,
Nou e Kawaikauomaunahina.
Nou paha ka uhane e naue nei,
Na hora o ke kakahiaka nui.
Ia oe e ka wahine poaimoku,
Eia e ka luhi a o kaua,
Ke hele aku nei mahope ou,
I lei pu ia e kaua,
I ka uluwehiwehi o Nuhou,
Me ka ua Kenikeni o Lihue,
E uwe helu mai o Kaapuwai,
He aloha ino no kuu leihulu. Continue reading

Death of Eda Kawaikauomaunahina Kalua, 1921.



Mr. Solomon Hanohano, Aloha oe:— Please insert in an open space of the columns of the pride of the Hawaiian people, the Kuokoa newspaper, the telephone wire that announces the news to the four corners of the earth, so that the older siblings, younger siblings, the brothers, and the parents who live from where the sun rises at Kumukahi until where the sun sets at the surface of the sea at Lehua, will hear of this sad bundle of aloha placed above. Continue reading

Honoring Dr. Isabella Abbott on her 100th birthday, 1934.

Isabella Aiona, Kamehameha school for girls student, will representher school in the Oahu junior finals of The Star-Bulletin constitution oratorical contest at McKinley high school auditorium at 7:30 p. m. today.—Star-Bulletin photo.

[If you are on Oahu, you still have time to register to go be a part of a celebration honoring the legacy of Dr. Isabella Kauakea Aiona Abbott to be held at the Bishop Museum tonight at 7:00, on her 100th birthday!  For more information, click here.]

(Star-Bulletin, 5/2/1934, p. 1)


Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Volume XLI, Number 13175, Page 1. May 2, 1934.

Salt harvesting at Hanapepe, 1967.

Salt harvest near end at historic Hanapepe ponds

HANAPEPE, Kauai—Autumn rains soon will signal the close of the salt-making season at Hanapepe’s historic Salt Pond area.

The harvest has been fairly light, for summer started late, and heavy showers damaged the salt beds earlier this year.

Westside showers last week extended into the Hanapepe area and slowed the drying process. The salt makers will have to stop their activity any day now. Continue reading