Tahitian mele for La Kuokoa, 1861.

Independence Day!


Songs of Polapola

Aue oe tau hoa hele e,
E fiteri tou e,
Tai ta pea ta te fa tu,
O Iesu ta haa maitai.

Eau ia oe te oa oa,
Eau ia oe te haa maitai,
Ia oe nae te fei a haa wale,
I loto i te au ahi oia nae.

Aue oe e ta Moi e,
He aroha to oe,
Mai horoa i te hau ia Mareta,
E ta pea maitai.

Iaorana oe e ta Hatu o Hawaii,
Tai haapao ia tai haapao hia,
E mono i tooe toloa.

Iaorana oe e Ema,
Te Alii Vahine e,
Faatere maitai to otou haue,
E mau te ora o te Alii e amuri no atu.

Auwe oe tou hoa he re e,
Pi te ri tou e tei ta pea i ta te fatu,
Oietu te parau maitai,
eau ia oe te oaoa,
Eau ia oe te haa maitai,

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Technical problems, 2019.

Aloha kakou,

I am sorry, but due to unfortunate events beyond my control, there will be no more posts probably for a while. I can no longer use my old laptop.

In the meanwhile, there are old posts that you may have not seen (or may have forgotten about) that you might find interesting.

A hui hou aku no.

Take good care,


Encounter with a shark at Lahaina while surfing, 1861.

Boys who fought with a shark.

On Wednesday, that being the 20th of November, at 12 noon, two boys went to bathe in the sea at the surf spot, Uo, in Lahaina, they being M. Kekiakona and K. Kalunakanalima; and while they were bathing, there appeared a large Shark, three feet in length, and when they saw this Shark, one said to the other, [“]We will be finished by the Shark[“]; Continue reading

Helen Lanmoy Apo, Popular Teacher, 1909.


Miss Helen Lanmoy Apo died of typhoid fever last Sunday morning, December 12, 1888, in Iao Valley, Wailuku, Maui. She attended the Kamehameha School for girls, and was graduated from there two years ago. She received a teachers’ certificate from the Honolulu Normal School last June, and was appointed teacher in the public school of Lahaina, Maui, in September. Continue reading

Death of Helen Lanmoy Apo, 1909.


To the Editor of the Kuokoa, Please allow me some space: At five o’clock in the morning of Sunday, December 12, Miss Helen Lanmoy Apo left this life, the first-born daughter of Mrs. Nancy Apo of Iao, Maui. She was ill with typhoid fever for almost a month. Continue reading