Wahi Pana, 1928.

Knowing All the Storied Places.

One day last week, some chauffeurs of the car company of Hilo went around to see and perhaps to understand the storied places of the great land of Keawe. When they go with foreign customers, they will know these places so they can talk about them to the visitors when they go visiting the Kona districts and other places.

(Hoku o Hawaii, 12/18/1928, p. 2)

Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Buke XXII, Helu 29, Aoao 2. Dekemaba 18, 1928.

Market for Kukui, 1865.


KNOW ALL PEOPLE in the countryside, I am the one whose name appears below, a friend of yours in times past, who purchased Tree Ear. That season is over and it is a NEW AGE, and I putting out the call that I am purchasing KUKUI NUTS that are baked until done and then all shelled; just bring in the MEAT cleaned under the sun and dried well. I will pay THREE DOLLARS AND A HALF ($3.50) for a single barrel. For those who seek this, bring it; I will be found in the stone building of M. Kekuanaoa, at AIENUI. BE QUICK, DO NOT DELAY!

Aienui, Honolulu, May 1, 1865.

(Kuokoa, 5/4/1865, p. 3)

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke IV, Helu 18, Aoao 3. Mei 4, 1865.

King Kalakaua’s Study Abroad Program, 1936.


King Kalakaua Gave His Support to Educate His Lahui

While King Kalakaua was upon the throne, as a result of him speaking with his Cabinet, and also approved by the Legislature of 1882 or 1883, there were many Hawaiians who were sent to far away lands in seek of education. It feels like it happened between the years 1883 and 1884. Some of these boys went at the government’s expense, and some under the expense of the Father Missionaries.

1. Robert W. Wilcox and Robert N. Boyd, were sent to military school in Italy.

2. Matthew Makalua and Piianaia, were sent to Oxford in England, to medical school. Piianaia did not graduate, but Makaula did graduate and became a very great doctor in England. He married a woman and he had a number of children. He is dead now. He did not return to Hawaii.

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Advice for Writers of Kanikau and Olelo Hoolaha, 1863.

[Found under: “NA MEA HOU O HAWAII NEI.”]

For those of you with Kanikau.—Let it be known to all of you who are sending in Kanikau and Announcements to be printed in the Kuokoa Newspaper, you must count the lines of your Kanikau, and send in two cents for each line of the Kanikau, and two cents for each line of Advertisement. If you do not follow these rules, and the money you send in is not adequate, then your Kanikau or Announcement will not be printed.

(Kuokoa, 8/8/1863, p 2)

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke II, Helu 32, Aoao 2. Augate 8, 1863.

Evan da Silva Political Ad—a Mix of Hawaiian and Western Idioms, 1920.


I am once again putting my name before the voters of the First Voting District of the Island of Hawaii, and asking for your support on this Election Season coming up on the 2nd of October, 1920. My work at the Legislature these past sessions was putting effort into and watching over our rights, O makaainana from the reclining coconut trees of Kalapana all the way to the sheer trails of Hamakua.

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Louise Aoe McGregor registers to vote! 1920.

[Found under: “Nuhou Kuloko”]

On the very first day for the registration of women, Mrs. Louise Aoe McGregor proudly took the glory due to her being the first woman who entered her name in the voter registration book in the clerk’s office, from District Five.

(Kuokoa, 9/3/1920, p. 4)

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LVIII, Helu 36, Aoao 4. Sepatemaba 3, 1920.

Another marriage announcement, 1920.

[Found under: “Nuhou Kuloko”]

In the expanse of Kapaa, at 7:30 p. m. on Saturday, July 31, 1920, joined together in the pure covenant of marriage by Rev. I. K. Kaauwai [Isaiah Kalunakanawai Kaauwai] were William K. Cummings and Miss Nieber Hanohano. Marriage is a fine thing for all.

(Kuokoa, 8/6/1920, p. 4)

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LVIII, Helu 32, Aoao 4. Augate 6, 1920.

Birth Announcement and Genealogy to Boot! 1920.

This is something joyous for me, the makuahine to announce, so that my many dear ones will know; my kaikamahine, Adline Kuumanai and her husband Richard Swan have had their first child, a plump babe, and she is named Sophia Lucy Kaomealani, an ancestral name. Adline Kuumanai is a grandchild of John Kahikina Sheldon and Amy Kahakukaalani Cummings. This is something that I, her aunty, Mrs. Minnie K. Francis, is proud of.

(Kuokoa, 10/22/1920, p. 4)

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LVIII, Helu 43, Aoao 4. Okatoba 22, 1920.