Queen Kapiolani on Kauai, 1877.

THE QUEEN AT HAENA.

O Lahui Hawaii; Aloha oe:—

While I was in the village of my dear home, enjoying the breaking of the Kahoaloha wave, gazing at the green leaves of the Hinahina of Makana, and the good ways of my dear loving blossom Esther Kanani [Esetera Kanani] who believes in introducing friends to live while doing the good works of God. Continue reading

Kauai people call the Kuokoa a rag, 1893.

FROM KAUAI.

Kahikina Kelekona—Here I am in the district of Hanalei now, and I am travelling around the storied places [wahi pana] of this famous lands.

The newspapers greatly subscribed to are the Hawaii Holomua and the Oiaio. There are very few who subscribe to the Kuokoa here. You hear the kanaka saying those words that we are accustomed to, that the Kuokoa is a rag; kanaka are not pleased with it. I saw and heard first hand the them saying so.

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Description of Hawaii Island, 1867.

TRAVELLING ON HAWAII.

Makawao, September 10, 1867.

O Alaula—Aloha to you:—I want to tell you of some things pertaining to my travels on Hawaii. On the 6th of August, we boarded the Kilauea to sail to Hawaii. It was a fine day; we sailed that day and night.

We stopped in Kealakekua.

At nine o’clock that next day we landed at the cape of Kaawaloa. We had many  thoughts when we saw that place famous in the old days. We entered the house of a chiefess, Mrs. L. K. Pratt, my schoolmate in days past. We shared aloha; we at oranges [alani] and melon [ipu], and smelled the wind of Kaawaloa, and we all boarded the steamship. Continue reading

German naturalist Dr. Beratz sees Maunakea, 1870.

[Found under: “A European Traveler’s Account of a Trip over Hawaii.”]

[“]On our ascent to the top of  Mauna Kea, we visited the little lake called Waiau, situated at an elevation of circa 12,000 feet, in a depression formed between the numerous snow covered peaks of the mountain. The lake was covered over with a crust of ice, two to three inches thick, but not strong enough to skate upon. To find ice in the tropics strikes the traveler with surprise, and here we feel inclined to play with it like children. Continue reading

Queen Emma travels to Lake Waiau, 1882.

EMMA KALELEONALANI AT KOHALA.

On Friday last, there was held a large feast at Halawa, at the residence of H. Hook, for the Queen Emma Kaleleonalani, and after this delight, the royal procession continued on that twilight and slept that night at the residence of James Kaai. Continue reading