Where are R. Kapihe’s critiques of Kamakau? 1868.

S. M. Kamakau seems to write two Hawaiian language articles responding to R. Kapihe’s critiques. The first one, “He papa hulikoa; he alukakoa; he ahikahalelo, he iliohalawaena,” appears in Au Okoa on 7/23/1868, p. 3. Kamakau says he is responding to a letter from R. Kapihe of perhaps Kailua, Koolaupoko, that appears “on the 16th of this month.” He responds to a number of  criticisms that appeared in Kapihe’s letter about Kamakau’s history of Kamehamehas. Continue reading


Critique of S. M. Kamakau by “A Hawaiian,” 1868.

History of Kamehameha.

Mr. Editor:—I see that you have taken up S. M. Kamakau’s “History of the Kamehamehas,” published in the Kuokoa. It was intended by Kamakau to take the place of a work on the same subject commenced some time ago but never finished. Continue reading

S. M. Kamakau on history, 1868.

Letter from Mr. Kamakau.

To all Literary Gentlemen and Friends in Hawaii and elsewhere:

A certain person, styling himself in the Gazette, “A Hawaiian,” and whom I judge to be the same who signs himself in the Au Okoa “R. Kapihe,” and who, moreover, I doubt not,is one aspiring to a very high rank in the Kingdom, seems very jealous of my statements in the Hawaiian History which I am now writing. The line of descent of some of the present high chiefs, and their relationship to Kamehameha I, as I have stated it, appears to find especial disfavor in his eyes, perhaps and very probably, for the reason that another name very near at home to the above-mentioned writer is not included among those whom I have written down as descendants and near of kin to Kamehameha I. Continue reading

Death of Lorrin Andrews, 1868.

Hon. Lorrin Andrews.

The Honorable Rev. Lorrin Andrews, member of His Majesty’s Privy Council of State, expired at his residence yesterday, Tuesday the 29th, in the 74th year of his age. He has been confined but little over a week, having been seized with what appeared to be an attack of pleurisy, but which soon became complicated with other symptoms,and made it evident that death would ensue. Last Saturday he fell into a comotose state, which continue up to the extinction of life. Continue reading

Lilia Palapala, former student at Waialua Girls’ Boarding School, 1881.


Keaiwa, Kau, Feb. 21, 1881.

Mrs. Mary E. Green. Teacher of the Boarding School of Haleiwa, Waialua,Oahu. Aloha to you and all of the students under your care.

I saw your announcement in the Kuokoa Newspaper of this year, pertaining to the students of Haleiwa the, fromthe time of O. H. Gulick until this time, and the pertaining questions.

Now, I am one of the students from the time of O. H. Gulick, and I am pleased to answer your questions. And here are the questions and answers.

Q 1 What is your name?

A Lilia Palapala Continue reading