The pillow mele for Kaahumanu, and the power of the newspapers, 1907.

One reason why the newspapers were/are so important was because they were “immediate,” just as I suppose Facebook and Twitter is today. One person claims something in the newspaper one day, and a few days later you could see more information or contradicting information by someone else, and not necessarily even in the same newspaper. Because people back in the day wanted the latest news, they would subscribe to the different newspapers being printed at the time, or at least would share them with each other. Continue reading

Kaahumanu’s pillow, 1907.

A MELE FOR KAAHUMANU.

To the Editor of the Kuokoa, Aloha oe:

In the Kuokoa of the 26th of April 1907, I saw a Mele Kanikau for Queen Kaahumanu composed by David Malo in 1834, and this kanikau was printed in “Ka Hae Hawaii” in 1856. David Malo himself composed it. Continue reading

Vital Statistics, 7/16/1870.

DEATHS.

May 30, at Kahului, North Kona, Keaka (m) died.
June 29, at Waiaha, North Kona, [?????] (m) died.
Mar. 20, at Lahaina, [???????] died.
Mar. 22, at Lahaina, Naau (m) died.
Mar. 25, at Lahaina, Luahine (f), [??????] died.
Mar. 27, at Lahaina, [??????] (f) died.
Mar. 28, at Lahaina, Kawahinehula (f), Moi (m) died.
Mar. 31, at Lahaina, [??????] (m), [?????] (f) died.
Mar. 31, at Lahaina, [??????] (m), Kaikaina (f) died.
Apr. 1, at Lahaina, [?????] (m) died. Continue reading

Vital Statistics, 7/2/1870.

MARRIAGES.

Feb. 5, at Makawao, married by Rev. J. P. Gerina [Rev. J. P. Green], were S. F. Cleveland and Mary Keola.
May 7, at the same location, married by Mr. Green, were Kekua (m) from Halehaku and Kauwa (f) from Kuiaha.
May 14, at the same location, married by Mr. Green, were Daniela (m) from Kaluanui and [?????] from Halehaku.
Feb. 4, at [??????], Kauai, married by Rev. E. Helekunihi, were Mr. [??????] and Kaukai (f).
Mar. 10, at the same location, married by Mr. Helekunihi, were Kekua (m) and Kahalewai (f); Hookaaku and Hipo.
Mar. 14, at the same location, married by Mr. Helekunihi, were Kaili (m) and Mahoe (f).
Apr. 2, at the same location, married by Mr. Helekunihi, were Kalawa (m) and Luukia (f).
Apr. 30, at the same location, married by Mr. Helekunihi, were [??????] and Paupau.
May 9, at the same location, married by Mr. Helekunihi, were Keola (m) and Muliwai (f).
May 11, at the same location, married by Mr. Helekunihi, were [??????] (m) and Kilikina (f). Continue reading