A new Hawaiian language newspaper to be printed on Kauai? 1909.


In the office of the Attorney White [John D. White] of Kauai, announced was the idea to publish a Hawaiian newspaper for the Sun-Snatching Island [Kauai], however, the name of the newspaper to be published was no revealed.

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Mele for Kaluaikoolau composed by Sophia L. Sheldon, 1894.

Ke Aiwaiwa Koolau.

He ohohia nui,
Nou  a e Koolau,
Ke Aiwaiwa,
Na pali kiekie,
Kalalau ka i luna
Alahaka i Nualolo,
Ua kohu auhau,
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Mr. and Mrs. David K. Kama celebrate golden wedding anniversary, 1936.

Mr. and Mrs. David K. Kama Sr. have been living in the pure bonds of marriage for fifty years. The two of them were married on the 17th of April at Holualoa, Kona in the year 1886. They gave a party to commemorate their Jubilee marriage at their home in Honolulu on Friday last week. It was the greatest praise in gratitude to God in giving them this great blessing of  life, allowing them to have these happy years in the pure bonds of marriage. Continue reading

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.