J. T. Unea retires after over 20 years as newspaper agent, 1919.

Did you see the recently launched Sacred Hearts Archives website? One of their searchable collections is of images from Kalaupapa. Here for instance is a link to a portrait of John T. Unea, the newspaper agent for Kalaupapa.



Mr. Solomon Hanohano, Aloha oe:—Due to me going partially blind, and not being able to hold properly a fountain pen [peni inika], I am therefore announcing to you, because of those reasons mentioned above, I am setting aside my position as agent for 20 years and more for the Nupepa Kuokoa, and also for the Aloha Aina and Alakai o Hawaii, with great appreciation for your (Kuokoa) and Aloha Aina‘s full trust in me, your humble servant, for these many days.

Me, with aloha,


Kalaupapa, Oct. 28, 1919.

(Kuokoa, 11/17/1919, p. 3)

WAIHO MAI I KONA NOHO AKENA ANA. Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LVII, Helu 45, Aoao 3. Novemaba 7, 1919.

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