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Just another place that posts random articles from the Hawaiian-Language Newspapers! It would be awesome if this should become a space where open discussions happen on all topics written about in those papers!! And please note that these are definitely not polished translations, but are just drafts!!! [This blog is not affiliated with any organization and receives no funding. Statements made here should in now way be seen as a reflection on other organizations or people. All errors in interpretation are my own.]

Blind no more, 1894.


In 1820, the missionaries came to Hawaii nei and taught the good of God and they instructed—do not accumulate wealth on earth or it will be destroyed by bugs and by rot, but instead accumulate your wealth in heaven, where thieves cannot steal it; therefore, look to the heavens, there is God.

It is a true, this lahui heeded the teachings of the missionaries from Boston, and their voices became something important to this lahui for 66 years without dissent. Continue reading


Alohaalii Campbell baptized, 1894.

Royalist Kealohaalii Campbell



At 10 o’clock in the morning of this past Monday, May 4, 1894, the baby Royalist, that being Alohaalii, was baptized at the Anglican Church. Later at 2 o’clock p. m., there was a party to celebrating the first birthday, at the residence of Mr. James Campbell on Emma Street. All of the members of the Executive Committee [Komite Hooko] of the Women’s Patriotic League [Hui Aloha Aina o na Wahine] were invited to visit for the birthday of Alohaalii Campbell.

We ask that the days of Royalist’s life be long, and that he live until old age.

[Unfortunately it seems that Royalist Campbell, child of James and Alice Kamokila Campbell Abigail Kuaihelani Maipinepine, lives only a little more than a year more…]

(Oiaio, 5/18/1894, p. 3)

UA BAPETIZOIA. Nupepa Ka Oiaio, Buke VI, Helu 20, Aoao 3. Mei 18, 1894.

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Birthdays celebrated in August, 1902.

Birthday of Mrs. Kuaihelani Paka [Abigail Kuaihelani Maipinepine Campbell Parker], Mrs. Mary Mooheau, and Mrs. Mary Balaunu [Mary Brown]!



August is a month in which many were born: Miss Elizabeth M. Meek [Elizabeth Mahiehieili Meek], Aug. 12; Alexander K. Nawahi [Alexander Kaeeokalani Nawahi], Aug. 14; Miss E. Kilohana Thurtson [Elizabeth Mahiai Kilohana Thurston], Aug. 21; Mrs. Kuaihelani Paka [Abigail Kuaihelani Maipinepine Campbell Parker], Mrs. Mary Mooheau, Mrs. Mary Balaunu [Mary Brown], Aug. 22; Miss Amalia Kaeamakie Winston [Amalia Augusta Kaeamakie Winston] (grandchild of our friend F. J. Testa), Aug. 28. This is a lucky month indeed; three great women were born on the same day.

(Aloha Aina, 8/23/1902, p. 5)

NA LA HANAU I HOOMANAOIA. Ke Aloha Aina, Buke VIII, Helu 34, Aoao 5. Augate 23, 1902.

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