Technical problems, 2019.

Aloha kakou,

I am sorry, but due to unfortunate events beyond my control, there will be no more posts probably for a while. I can no longer use my old laptop.

In the meanwhile, there are old posts that you may have not seen (or may have forgotten about) that you might find interesting.

A hui hou aku no.

Take good care,

Death of Halemanu Iopa and others, 1911.


Mary Laa [? Mary Lua ? Mary Lea], at Puuhale, July 13.

Mrs. Elizabeth Kapuaa, on Liliha Street, July 13.

Pahukoa, on Judd Street [alanui Kauka], July 14.

Halemanu Iopa, on Christley Lane, July 15.

Mrs. Keahi Keo Liilii, on Ashford Street [alanui Akepoka], July 16.

Charles Kamai, on Waikahalulu Lane, July 16.

[If you search under “Iopa” you will not find this article. Because the quality of the images of the newspapers are not clear, the program that reads the letters will often mix up lower-case “L” with upper-case “I”. So here, “Iopa” was read “Lopa”…]

(Kuokoa, 7/21/1911, p. 8)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLVII, Helu 29, Aoao 8. Iulai 21, 1911.

Another unnamed victim of opihi picking, 1887.

[Found under: “NU HOU HAWAII”]

On Saturday, January 22, a women fell to her death at the cliff of Kukuiula, Koloa, Kauai; she went with her daughter to pick opihi while her husband was in Lihue at work.

[Be safe when you guys go pound opihi!]

(Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, 2/5/1887, p. 2)


Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, Buke X, Helu 6, Aoao 2. Feberuari 5, 1887.

One more example of reversed column rules, showing the nation in mourning, 1917.

This one from 102 years ago. Ke Aloha Aina was also a newpaper published weekly. This example is obviously reporting the passing of Queen Liliuokalani. As you look back at the old newspapers, keep your eye out for reverse column ruling, they are important.


Ke Aloha Aina, Buke XII, Helu 46, Aoao 1. Novemaba 16, 1917.