Kea tree, 1857.

Strong Wood.

O Hae Hawaii:

Aloha oe; here is a new tree that I have seen; this tree grows in the uplands of Nuu, in Kaupo. The name of this tree is Kea; it is a fine tree. You readers will perhaps ask, “What makes this tree a fine tree?” This is why, because of its strength; it is very solid. This is the strongest tree that grows in this archipelago. Its body is black and very rigid, and its leaves are like those of the Uhiuhi This is good wood for building houses; if the wood is placed in earth, it does not rot. The kamaaina of Kaupo say that some houses are 25 years old yet have no rot; some are forty years old or more. This is a familiar tree in Kaupo; and as for the strength of this wood, it is stronger than iron. Should iron have been placed in earth many years ago, its form will change, not so with this wood. That is why I am getting this out, so that my friends may know that this wood is good for standing in…

(Hae Hawaii, 11/18/1857, p. 133)

Ka Hae Hawaii, Buke 2, Ano Hou.—Helu 34, Aoao 133. Novemaba 18, 1857.

[The last few lines above were not legible online. It will be a great day when the images digitized from the originals are uploaded on Papakilo.]

…dirt, like in Lahaina, Honolulu, Hilo, and other places.

The kamaaina say that this wood only grows in Kaupo, and not in other places here on Maui. There are other strong woods that are known: Kapua, Mamane, Aalii, but none are like this. Aloha kaua.

Kipahulu, Maui, H., Nov. 5, 1857.

[Might the Kea referred to here be talking about Uhiuhi?]

(Hae Hawaii, 11/18/1857, p. 134)

Ka Hae Hawaii, Buke 2, Ano Hou.—Helu 34, Aoao 134. Novemaba 18, 1857.

Ihikapukalani and Hoihoikeea, 1866.

[Found under: “NU HOU KULOKO”]

The Sprucing up of Some Buildings on the Palace Grounds:–Some of the buildings on our Palace Grounds are being refurbished again, they being the building called Ihikapukalani and the one called Hoihoikeea, under the management of the King’s Chamberlain [Kalakaua]. We were pleased to meet with him and with his interesting conversation with us.

(Kuokoa, 10/13/1866, p. 2 )

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke V, Helu 41, Aoao 2. Okatoba 3, 1866.

On the new Lahainaluna buildings, 1905.

Pertaining to Lahainaluna.

The school these days is not of that stature of days past, in its functions, and the condition of the dorms, and where they are to be taught.

The school this day, [something here seems to be missing], like something the former principal [Alatau Tamchiboulac Atkinson] stated in his speech on the day the opening of the buildings, “Lahainaluna school is the college for the poor.”

Those words are true, and it is still so today.

These are beautiful buildings, and the rooms are supplied with beds and pillows; the children are to supply a pillowcase, and sheets, and a blanket to sleep with; they have no need to worry about a mosquito net, for each room is furnished with metal mosquito screening, and the lights are electric.

The school begins on Monday, the 4th of September, 1905, and it is desired that the students arrive earlier than that, and if some come late, they will be left without a room.

So too with the new students, arrive before the beginning of school to receive a room. Students from 14 years old and up are wanted.

The Principal,
C. A. McDonald.
Lahainaluna School, July 28, 1905.

(Kuokoa, 8/11/1905, p. 5)

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLIII, Helu 32, Aoao 5. Augate 11, 1905.

Market for Kukui, 1865.


KNOW ALL PEOPLE in the countryside, I am the one whose name appears below, a friend of yours in times past, who purchased Tree Ear. That season is over and it is a NEW AGE, and I putting out the call that I am purchasing KUKUI NUTS that are baked until done and then all shelled; just bring in the MEAT cleaned under the sun and dried well. I will pay THREE DOLLARS AND A HALF ($3.50) for a single barrel. For those who seek this, bring it; I will be found in the stone building of M. Kekuanaoa, at AIENUI. BE QUICK, DO NOT DELAY!

Aienui, Honolulu, May 1, 1865.

(Kuokoa, 5/4/1865, p. 3)

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke IV, Helu 18, Aoao 3. Mei 4, 1865.

Haleakala Hale, residence of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, 1866.

Pertaining to Haleakala Hale—The roof of the house Haleakala at Aigupita, the town home of one of our young chiefs, B. Pauahi Bishop, is being redone. The wooden shingles have been pried off and slate shingles are being laid. This house was built by the late A. Paki, with the thought that a second story would be built like the Palace, but this was not fulfilled until this era.

(Au Okoa, 10/1/1866, p. 2)

Ke Au Okoa, Buke II, Helu 24, Aoao 2. Okatoba 1, 1866.

Simeon Kiaaina Nuuhiwa and Lalani Village, 1932.


Kiaaina Nuuhiwa, 68, completing the heiau, or  temple, which is one of seven huts now being built for the Hawaiian village at Waikiki. Native gods will be enshrined here.—Star-Bulletin photo. Continue reading

Concert in Hilo for the Ida Pope Memorial fund, 1920.


Assisted by the Kamehameha Boys’ Glee Club, which arrived on the Mauna Kea, together with the other cadets of the school this morning alumane and alumni of Kamehameha offer a concert for the benefit of the Pope Memorial fund tonight. The concert will take place at the Yuraku-Kwan theater. In addition to the Kamehameha boys, the Haili banner-winning choir, which also returned today, will sing some of the songs that helped to win the palm. Continue reading

Kamehameha Alumni to build building in honor of Ida M. Pope, 1919.


Work to build a building as a home for the girls is being planned, and this building will be a memorial to Miss Ida M. Pope who served as the first principal of the Kamehameha School for girls for twenty years.

At the last work meeting of the Kamehameha Alumni Association which met last Saturday, the association decided to build a memorial to the woman who put effort in and worked for the good of Hawaiian girls, and gave the past 20 years of her life working at the school. Continue reading