Mormons farming on Lanai? 1862.

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

We received word that the Mormons living on Lanai are being made to work, pulling Plow [O-o Palau]. There are ten men who pull the  Plow, and if they do not put effort into  their pulling, Continue reading

Hawaiian language taught to Chinese and other news from Kaneohe side, 1869.

[Found under: “NU HOU KULOKO: Oahu.”]

Pertaining to Kaneohe and neighboring lands.—Because we heard that we can announce. The interior of the church of Kaneohe has been refurbished through the patience and tirelessness of the new kahu of the church, in stepping in and working.

—A Chinese school has been started there through the leadership of Iosia Meemanu. Three nights of the week of school are set aside, one school hour per night. On this past 5th of April is when it began, and it continues until today. They are being taught starting with the first words of Hawaiian language. They have been seen going to pray and to Sunday School. Continue reading