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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.]

Another Kalaupapa mele, 1914.

KALAUPAPA SONG.

Kaulana o Molokai i na Mokupuni,
Ke kahua hoolulu a ka Lepela,
Ala ka iini i ka aina,
Kahi a ka manao e hana mau nei. Continue reading

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Honoring Dr. Isabella Abbott on her 100th birthday, 1934.

Isabella Aiona, Kamehameha school for girls student, will representher school in the Oahu junior finals of The Star-Bulletin constitution oratorical contest at McKinley high school auditorium at 7:30 p. m. today.—Star-Bulletin photo.

[If you are on Oahu, you still have time to register to go be a part of a celebration honoring the legacy of Dr. Isabella Kauakea Aiona Abbott to be held at the Bishop Museum tonight at 7:00, on her 100th birthday!  For more information, click here.]

(Star-Bulletin, 5/2/1934, p. 1)

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Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Volume XLI, Number 13175, Page 1. May 2, 1934.

Salt harvesting at Hanapepe, 1967.

Salt harvest near end at historic Hanapepe ponds

HANAPEPE, Kauai—Autumn rains soon will signal the close of the salt-making season at Hanapepe’s historic Salt Pond area.

The harvest has been fairly light, for summer started late, and heavy showers damaged the salt beds earlier this year.

Westside showers last week extended into the Hanapepe area and slowed the drying process. The salt makers will have to stop their activity any day now. Continue reading

Arrival of the first Japanese contract laborers, 1868.

JAPANESE LABORERS.

On the 19th of June, the ship name the Scioto [Kioko] landed, 33 days from Japan, with 147 contracted laborers to work for three years. There are six of these people who came with their wives. There was one baby born on the ship during the voyage on the ocean. Continue reading