Travels of Lydia Kamakaeha Dominis, 1871.

[Found under: “NU HOU  KULOKO.”]

Pertaining to the island of Hawaii.—This past Monday, one of our beloved mistresses, the Honorable Mrs. Lilia Kamakaeha Dominis, sailed by way of the Kilauea, with the idea to meet with her “king” [John Owen Dominis] at Kaunakakai, and from there, the two will sail and get off at the whispering seas whispering seas [of Kawaihae]. And from there to the mountainous land [of Waimea], and on to the Kanilehua rain [of Hilo.]

[It is good to learn the poetic names for places, like “ke kai hawanawana” for Kawaihae, “ka aina mauna” for Waimea and “ka ua Kanilehua” for Hilo. It will help understand stories like the one above.]

(Kuokoa, 4/15/1871, p. 3)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke X, Helu 15, Aoao 3. Aperila 15, 1871.

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