List of plants and animals imported in 1865.

[Found under: “NOTES OF THE WEEK.”]

The R. H. Agricultural Society [Royal Hawaiian Agricultural Society] received from Dr. Hillebrand, by the Alberto, Continue reading

In praise of the mongoose, 1866.

[Found under: “NOTES OF THE WEEK.”]

About Rats.—A correspondent writes us as follows: “In your last issue I have remarked a paragraph on Snakes vs. Rats. It seems wonderful to me that none of our rat-eradicators, nor the inhabitants of these Islands, have ever alluded to a small animal called the Mongoose Cat (Mustela), or Weasel kind. Continue reading

On rice birds in Punaluu, 1873.

[Found under: “Na Hiohiona o Koolauloa.”]

Pertaining to Punaluu.—This is rice farming lands for Chulan & Co. There is much rice in this land; there is much rice as well amongst the Hawaiians in Waiono, Makana, Puheemiki, Kapano, and Papaakoko; Continue reading

We all know what happened to that old lady who swallowed a fly, 1896.


Because of the great many calamities faced by the sugar industry in Hawaii, therefore some people think best thing is for us to import another animal larger than the Mongoose to kill off the Mongoose.

That is a great misconception, but this would cause yet even more calamities. Continue reading

“[They] may propagate and produce eventually a breed of Hawaiian wallabies.” 1916.


Strange Australian Pets of Real Estate Man Escape Into Mountains

Richard H. Trent, Honolulu’s animal impresario, issues a call to all citizens of Oahu today to join in a mammoth, personally conducted wallaby hunt, the first of its kind ever held in the Hawaiian archipelago. Continue reading

Wallabies in Hawaii, 1916.

Infant Wallaby In Trent Zoo Killed by Dogs

Canines Then Attack Parents of Little Macropodine and Drive Them To Hills

Richard H. Trent is still looking for his hundred-dollar wallabies, small editions of the kangaroo family, imported from Australia to grace his private zoological garden on the beautiful, breezy Alewa Heights, where the public is always welcome to take a look at the exhibits. Continue reading