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Just another place that posts random articles from the Hawaiian 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.]

Patriotic League honors the war dead, 1920.

On this coming Sunday, at the Japanese Theater, and at two o’clock in the afternoon, under the organization of the Hui Ligi Aloha Aina, there will be a gathering to remember those who died in the war.

(Hoku o Hawaii, 5/27/1920, p. 2)

Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Buke XIII, Helu 52, Aoao 2. Mei 27, 1920.

Kawaiahao enforces grave cleaning, 1920.


Everyone who has a multiple graves or a grave in the Cemeteries of Kawaiahao, Kamoiliili, and Manoa, are ordered to clean them um soon, before Decoration Day [Memorial Day]. For those people that do not abide by this, the Cemetery Committee will go in and clean them up and charge for the expenses for the cleaning.

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Memorial Day, 1920.

[Found under: “Nuhou Kuloko”]

A parade is being planned for the approaching Decoration Day. Being that the day falls on a Sunday, the parade will be held on the following Monday, along with all of the commemorations pertaining to the day.

(Kuokoa, 5/14/1920, p. 4)

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LVIII, Helu 19, Aoao 4. Mei 14, 1920.

Arrival of Catholic priests and nuns, including Damien de Veuster, 1864.

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

New Priests and Nuns.—With the arrival of the ship R. W. Wood, from Europe, last week Saturday, arrived on board were new Priests and student priests and Nuns of the true Catholic faith. Here are their names: Continue reading

I have come across this obituary a number of times, and each time, I think, “What a name!” 1921.


To the Editor of the Kuokoa Newspaper, Aloha oe:—Please insert  in your pride of the nation, our bundle of tears of sadness, about our beloved who departed this life, so that the family and many friends living from Hawaii, the Island of Keawe all the way to Kauai of Manokalanipo will know. Continue reading

Death of Kamaki Pahu, 1948.



Thomas Pahu, 55, of 1010 4th Ave., died this morning at his home. Born in Honolulu, Mr. Pahu was a well known construction man.

He had been with the board of water supply for the last year and was formerly with J. L. Young Engineering Co., Chester Clarke Co., Ready Mix Co. and J. M. Tanaka. Continue reading