Immigrants brought by the Maunaloa, 1869.

Sandwich Island Jots.

Dates from Honolulu by the bark D. C. Murray, are to June 19th. The following items are furnished by the Commercial Advertiser:

The Mauna Loa sailed from Honolulu on the 15th of February last, for islands north or south of the Equator, where she was to procure bonded laborers for the Board of Immigration. Continue reading


Critique of the immigration policy, 1869.

The Hawaiian Coolie Trader, the Bark Maunaloa.

The Bark “Maunaloa” has been fitted out by the Hawaiian Government for a cruise among the various groups of the South Pacific, for the purpose of obtaining coolies for service upon our sugar plantations.

Our next door neighbor, Mr. Damon, in the “Friend” of this month, pronounces his benediction upon the bark, and bids the enterprise God-speed. We can neither say amen to his benediction, nor join with him in wishing the enterprise success. Continue reading

Board of Immigration ad, 1868.

Vessel Wanted.

By authority of the Board of Immigration, the undersigned solicits proposals for furnishing a

Schooner or Other Vessel,

Of sufficient capacity to accommodate at least

Forty Immigrant Passengers,

Such vessel will be required to proceed to the


And such other points as my be designated by the Board, or the Agent who may be selected, to take charge of the enterprise.

PROPOSALS will be received until the First Day of September next.

Further information may be obtained by application to

Ferdinand W. Hutchison.

Bureau of Immigration,

August 25th, 1868.

(Hawaiian Gazette, 9/16/1868, p. 2)


Hawaiian  Gazette, Volume IV, Number 35, Page 2. September 16, 1868.

J. H. Kanepuu speaks out about immigration and hooulu lahui, 1862.

Some Thoughts


O Kuokoa Newspaper; Aloha oe:

Some thoughts welled up within me pertaining to something printed by you on a page on the past 1st of March, Helu 14; about some matters dealing with increasing the people of our islands, if it is something appropriate to do. Continue reading