La Hoihoi Ea celebration, 1863.

Restoration Day.—The public has heard that the people of Honolulu are putting on a banquet for the day that the Hawaiian Flag was returned, and the alii of the land are kindly assisting in this endeavor taken up by their people. All friends should look and understand the Announcement published in today’s paper; Continue reading


Mistreatment of mahu a hundred years ago, 1920.

This is a picture of Mr. and Mrs. Florincio Loriozo, Filipinos who were recently married; but Mrs. Loirozo who was believed to be a woman is a man, but who has being wearing women’s clothing and other women’s accessories for a number of years.

In the history of marriages seen here in Hawaii, there is none like the story of a Filipino couple who were arrested by the police on the morning of this past Tuesday, that being the marriage of Florincio Lorioza, a Filipino, to Benito Ocho, a Filipino man, a short time ago.

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Passing of David Paradise Keawehaku, 1932.



David Paradise Keawehaku, 513 Keauhou street, Kakaako, died Monday morning. Services will be held at 2:30 o’clock this afternoon at Silva’s mortuary. Burial will take place in Kawaiahao church cemetery. Keawehaku, who was unmarried, was a native of Hawaii and 65 years old. He was well known as a searcher of land titles.

(Advertiser, 5/24/1932, p. 2)


Honolulu Advertiser, 76th Year, Number 16,269, Page 2. May 24, 1932.

Olivia K. Nakea performs on KGU, 1930.

Quartet Sings Old Hymns of Hawaii For Leper Colony

A  program of sacred Hawaiian music will be heard through KGU this evening from 6:10 to 6:30. A mixed quartet under direction of Olivia Nakea will present the first of a series of  songs for “shut-ins” throughout the territory. Continue reading

Passing of Olivia K. Nakea, 1955.

Nakea Rites Set Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Olivia Kanoho Kaululaau Nakea, 56, who died Friday at a local hospital, will be held at 1 p. m. Tuesday in Borthwick Funeral Parlors chapel. Burial at Puea cemetery will follow. Continue reading