A mele by Helina Kaiwaokalani written at the leprosy receiving station in Kalihi, 1891.


Nani wale kuu home ku kilakila
I ka ulu wehiwehi o na pua
Hookahi pua oi ma kuu home
O ka pua melia lei onaona
Onaona na maka o kuu makua
I ka noho i ka malu lau ohai
Eia au la ko lei mamo
Malalo o ka mana o ka Papa Ola
He aloha e ka leo o kuu makua
I ke kaukau mai me ka waimaka
Mehe ‘la a e i mai ana ia’u
He aloha kuu hoapili o ka hale
Kuu hoa i ka hale lana i ke kai
I ke kai malihini o Kawaihae
Kau aku ka manao no Waimea
E ike i ka ua kipuupuu
Alo aku o ke anu a o Mana
E kilohi i ka nani o Maunakea
Ilaila makou i luana ai
Me o’u kupuna a i hala aku
Haina ia mai ana ka puana
He aloha pau ole no kuu home.

Miss Kaiwaokalani.
Kalihi, July 14, 1891. Continue reading


We complain today? Kalaupapa, Waikolu, and Kalawao set aside, 1873.

Official Notifications.

Notice is hereby given, that from and after this date the Lands of Kalaupapa, Waikolu, and Kalauao, on the windward side of the Island of Molokai, set apart by the Board of Health for the isolation of Lepers, are strictly tabu, and all vessels are prohibited from touching or landing at either of them, except by special permission of the Board. Public attention is hereby called to Section 5 (A) of Chapter XXXIII of the Laws of 1870, to wit: Continue reading

More from D. W. Aiwohi on Kahakaaulana, 1881.

[Found under: “NUHOU KULOKO.”]

From what was reported by D. W. Aiwohi to us in his letter, there are only 4 smallpox [hepela] patients living at Kahakaaulana; if this is added to those who are quarantined, there are 40 or more people. The good works of the Government continues in making providing for their livelihood.

(Kuokoa, 8/6/1881, p. 3)

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XX, Helu 32, Aoao 3. Augate 6, 1881.

News from Kahakaaulana, 1881.

[Found under: “NUHOU KULOKO.”]

There were 20 quarantined from the Iwalani taken to Kahakaaulana to be quarantined, because some of her sailors contracted smallpox.

Our friend, D. W. Aiwohi, who is living at Kahakaaulana, said that there are 50 or more people living there, but the majority of them are quarantined.

(Kuokoa, 7/30/1881, p. 3)

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XX, Helu 31, Aoao 3. Iuali 30, 1881.

What are you doing today so there are no more Amoe and Namakalele? 1881.


In addition to the cases reported up to Wednesday last we have to record the following:

——Kana (m), Waianae; Feb. 16th, Sam Tong, steamer, Septima; 17th, Ah Fat, stmr. Septima; 17th, Ah Sue, stmr. Septima; 17th, Aiwohi (m), Kamakela; 17th, Kaaea (f), Smith’s Lane; 17th, Kahikona (f), Queen Emma’s; 18th, a Chinaman, Quarantine Station, Fisherman’s Point; 18th, Wong Ahina, Waianae; 18th, Waiu (m), Kalihiwaena, Making 64 cases reported from town and country since the 4th of February. Continue reading

The conclusion of Princess Liliuokalani’s regency, 1881.

The Regent in handing back to the King the authority which he placed in her hands, must do so with a feeling of great satisfaction. During His Majesty’s absence we passed through one very critical period, viz., the small-pox. This called for an extraordinary demand upon the resources of the executive, which was well responded to. When we compare what was done here, with what was done in Sydney, we may well be satisfied with our own Government. Throughout this period the Regent supported her ministers well in spite of opposition and complaint. It certainly was a hard time. The long quarantine and the necessary interference with business operations made men feel discontented, Continue reading

Claus Spreckels refuses quarantine, 1881.

[Found under: “NOTES OF THE WEEK.”]

Claus Spreckels Esq. and Mrs. Spreckels arrived per Steamer City of Sydney, on Sunday morning at 3 a.m. Mr. Spreckels then proposed to get on board the Steamer Kilauea Hou, and proceed direct to Kahului, Maui. But the President of the Board of Health, present at the time, objected; and insisted that inasmuch as Mr. Spreckels had come ashore, Continue reading