Has anyone seen a Hawaiian language story magazine called “Na Hoonanea o ka Manawa,” or “Ka Hoonanea o ka Manawa”? It was probably put out by Joseph Mokuohai Poepoe.
Monthly Archives: August 2022
Henry Grube Marchant, 1893.
Henry Grube is heading back to the land of his birth. He was sent to increase his knowledge in engraving. And it seems that next month, October, is when it is believed that he will return home.
[Henry Grube Marchant was one of the youths sent abroad to Boston to learn engraving as part of King Kalakaua’s Education of Hawaiian Youths in Foreign Countries.]
(Lei Momi, 8/28/1893, p. 3)
Wailaahia travels to China with her husband, 1866.
[Found under: “NU HOU KULOKO.”]
A Hawaiian Woman in China:—With the arrival of a trade ship from China this past Saturday, we saw a Hawaiian woman aboard. She was back in China with her husband, where they went to visit, and for her to see the land of her husband. There were many people who showed her around in Hong Kong [Honokaona], being that it was something new seeing a Hawaiian woman in those parts. What a good thing for that Hawaiian woman to see the “aina pua”* of her husband. The people probably spoke unintelligibly as her husband spoke unintelligibly back, all the while she was cut short. The name of this Hawaiian woman who went visiting is Wailaahia.
*Literally, “Flowery Kingdom,” [華國]
(Kuokoa, 10/13/1866, p. 2)
Aquai divorces Wailaahia, 1869.
Whereas I have divorced my wife, whose name is
Therefore, I will not pay her debts from this day forth.
Honolulu, Feb. 24, 1869.
(Au Okoa, 3/18/1869, p. 3)
Where is this portrait? 1881—2022
Found in a Japanese newspaper: “Mr. Shoji Masayoshi of Tokyo, a famous oil painter, is painting a portrait of the Alii, the King of Hawaii, looking just like the King when he wore Japanese royal attire at a banquet given in his honor at Momijikwan,* one of the palaces. It is said that this artist will gift this painting of their beloved King to the Nation of Hawaii.
[Does anyone know who this artist is and what happened to the painting?]
(Elele Poakolu, 8/10/1881, p. 5)
Lava Drawings by Nawahi and John L. Reese, 1881.
[Found under: “KELA ME KEIA.”]
There are two Lava drawings in the window of Whitney and Robinson, drawn by Hon. Joseph Nawahi, at Hilo, and the other was drawn here in Honolulu by the caricaturist, J. L. Reese (Keoni Liki). It is said that these are very beautiful; and we hope these experts will continue with this work.
(Elele Poakolu, 7/13/1881, p. 1)
More Nawahi landscapes, 1874.
[Found under: “Nu Hou Kuloko.”]
There are two pencil drawings of Kalawao, Molokai by Hon. J. Nawahi and Reese, in the window of Whitney’s book shop.
(Kuokoa, 6/27/1874, p. 2)
How many paintings did Nawahi actually do?
[Found under: “KELA ME KEIA.”]
In the window of the book store of Whitney and Robinson, there are a number of beautiful paintings drawn and painted by Hon. Joseph Nawahi of the lava that is frightening Hilo.
(Elele Poakolu, 7/6/1881, p. 1)
Ke Alo Alii, 1866.
News of the Royal Court
The King is in good health; these days he resides at Hale Hoikea*, on the Royal Grounds of Iolani Hale. In the evening of Tuesday, He went to Helumoa, Waikiki, and returned that very evening to town. On Wednesday morning at 11:30, He boarded the American warship Lancaster docked at port. A twenty-one gun salute was given while the Sailors on the ship manned the yards,** and when he left, a 21-gun salute was given once more. The Alii who accompanied the King on this journey to see the warship were, Hon. Col. J. O. Dominis K. C. Governor of Oahu, Hon. C. C. Harris Minister of Finance, Hon. C. Kapaakea K. C., and Col. Prendergast messenger of His Highness Kekuanaoa.
Her Highness V. K. Kamamalu is a bit sickly these days. His Highness M. Kekuanaoa K. G. C. is in good health.
The Queen Dowager.
The Dowager Queen is in good health, she goes carriage riding every morning.
*Hoikea, the residence of the Kings since Kamehameha III on the grounds of the Palace, is also seen as Hoihoikeea, and Hoihoikea.
**Paa o na i-a [o ka moku] i na luina. For more on manning the yards, see: https://www.maritimehawaii.com/2017/10/manning-the-yards/
(Au Okoa, 1/8/1866, p. 2)
Robert A. Nui Looking for Traditional Moolelo, 1936.
All Hawaiian Books of Moolelo are wanted, from 1848 on, paha, mele, kau, and oli.
Also wanted are of famous people of Hawaii nei, storied places and their descriptions.
Write or come visit our office, and meet with Mr. Robert A. Nui.
(Alakai o Hawaii, 8/20/1936, p. 4)
Kuokoa tries to alter tradition, 1923
THE PAGES OF THE NEWSPAPER TO BE CUT.
Because the paper coming into this office these days is a fraction, as well as the type setting boy of the Kuokoa cannot adequately fill the usual eight pages of the newspaper every week, being that the other type setters are busy with a lot of other jobs, so he has no help. It has been decided for now to cut down the paper to six pages.
While this decrease of the Kuokoa to six pages is expected not to be for a long time, but when we see that the path is clear to return the newspaper to its regular size, we will let the public know.Continue reading