Depth soundings from Hawaii to New Holland, 1876.

[Found under: “Nu Hou Kuloko.”]

This past Saturday, docked in this harbor, was the Tuscarora, Captain Miller, from Samoa. Continue reading

New street names announcement in English, 1856.

[Found under: “By Authority.”]

In Privy Council, Nov. 24, 1856, it was voted “that a copy of the Resolution assigning names to several streets be given to Mr. Hopkins for publication in the Polynesian:”

The Resolution is as follows:—

Resolved, That the new street leading up from Beritania street by the King’s Garden, towards the western side of Punch Bowl Hill, be called Emma Street. Continue reading

Streets of Honolulu, 1856.

Some Names of Government Streets here in Honolulu.—The Privy Council of the King pronounced:

The street between Beretania Street and Ii Street is Emma Street; the street between the Polynesian printing house and the Sailors’ House is Paki Street; the street between Nuuanu Street and Liliha Street upland of Waikahalulu Falls is Wailele Street; Continue reading

Less than four months before Pearl Harbor, 1941.

Shadow of War Spreads Over the Pacific

With Japanese troops reported invading southern Indo-China and threatening Thailand (1), better known as Siam, American naval officials engage in a last-minute checkup of the great Hawaiian Naval base at Pearl Harbor (2). This map shows the areas controoled by the U. S., Britain and Russia, which are cooperating in the war on Fascism, and by Japan.

(Hoku o Hawaii, 8/20/1941, p. 6)

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The Star of Hawaii, Volume XXXVI, Number 17, Page 6. August 20, 1941.

Road to hell is paved with gold, 1915.

GIVES UP PLAN TO RESTORE OLD HAWAII TEMPLES

C. R. Forbes Warned from Undertaking by John G. Stokes; Will Put Up Markers

Plans that Charles R. Forbes, superintendent of public works, has had for the restoration of the heiaus on Hawaii will probably be abandoned as a result of a letter received by him recently from John G. Stokes, curator at the Bishop museum.

Mr. Stokes objects to having the heiaus built up again to a semblance of their original shape, as was the plan proposed by Superintendent Forbes, by taking rock that had fallen and resetting it in its old position. Mr. Stokes’ contention is that this would be an unwise thing to do, even in the interest of preserving the old relics. His statement is made after a careful study of them. Continue reading

More maps! Check out the awesome detailed work of Henry E. P. Kekahuna, 1900s.

Henry Enoka Palenapa Kekahuna, 1881-1969

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum

Henry Kekahuna

Henry E.P. Kekahuna was a valued contributor to Bishop Museum’s records of traditional Hawaiian culture over the many years he assisted anthropologist Kenneth P. Emory. He made detailed records of numerous archaeological sites on Hawai‘i Island for the Museum and the National Park Service, and helped gather local lore from older Hawaiians. (Read on…)

More maps from the University of Hawaii at Manoa Library, 1540–1994.

Restored Maps from the Flood of 2004.

This is a collection of just a few of the many maps which were damaged by the flooding of Hamilton Library back in 2004 and which were subsequently cleaned and restored. They feature maps of the world including some of Hawaii nei.

Maps, courtesy of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Library, 1891–1906.

Dakin Fire Insurance Maps

Here are more helpful digital images put up by the University of Hawaii at Manoa Library System! They are fire insurance maps done at the turn of the century, and give you a better picture of what the streets of Honolulu looked like back then.

[It would be ideal if these maps could be unbound so that clearer images of the entire area could be made, not unlike the bound newspapers that i keep talking about…]

Pretty cool map of Honolulu, 1845.

HONOLULU.

In the picture above, clear are the yards and streets, and the layout of Honolulu, the great city of Hawaii. Here is where the King lives permanently, as well as the Prime Minister, and the Nation’s Legislature.

By the numbers on the picture, each place is clearly recognized, Thusly:

1. Residence of the King.

2. Fort, where the Governor lives.

3. Church of the King at Kawaiahao, where Armstrong preaches salvation.

4. Catholic Church, of Maigret them.

5. Smith’s Church at Kaumakapili.

6. Haole church at Polelewa, of Damon

7. School of the Young Chiefs

8. Hotel, “welcoming house”.

9. Government building at Honolulu.

10. Government printing house.

11. Haole school.

12. Store of Brewer them.

13. Store of Pele [Bell?] them.

14. Infirmary for the sailors from America.

15. Infirmary for the sailors from Britain.

16. Infirmary for the sailors from France.

17. British Consulate.

18. American Consulate.

19. French Consulate.

20. Building of the American diplomats.

21. House of Damon the pastor of the sailors.

22. Street going to Nuuanu.

23. Street going to Ewa.

24. Street going to Waikiki.

25. Inner Harbor.

26. French Hotel.

27. Place of the American missionaries.

This is the number of stores in Honolulu.

Clothiers, 11.

Small shops, 14.

Auction houses, 2.

Hotels, 5.

Establishments not selling liquor, 6

Saloons, 6.

(Elele, 10/7/1845, pp. 105–106.)

HONOLULU.

Ka Elele, Buke 1, Pepa 14, Aoao 105-106. Okatoba 7, 1845.