Death of Maraea Pomaikai Kamakahiki, 1870.

[Found under: “NU HOU KULOKO: Maui.”]

Plucked by death.—We received news that on the 18th of March, at Keanae, Mrs. Maraea Pomaikai Kamakahiki left this life, and was taken by the cruel-handed messenger of death, in her old age living in this unfamiliar world. She was a Christian woman, and died as a good and proper servant for the Lord in which she had faith. Here is a short story about her. In the year 1855, the two of them left their land of birth and sailed to the small islands of Micronesia where they served as Missionaries for the Almighty, Continue reading

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New religion?

[Found under: “NU HOU HAWAII.”]

We have received a letter stating, “Aukai has started a new religion with ten members, at Pulehu-iki, Kula, Maui, on the 12th of March. It is heard that it is a religion from the old days.”

(Nupepa Puka la Kuokoa, 4/11/1893, p. 3)

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Nupepa Puka La Kuokoa, Buke I, Helu 46, Aoao 3. Aperila 11, 1893.

New royal pew at Kawaiahao Church, 1891.

Royal Pew at Kawaiahao Church.

About thirty Hawaiian ladies met at 10:30 o’clock Monday, March 9, at the Kawaiahao church for the purpose of discussing the idea of raising subscriptions for a new Royal pew in that old historical building. The meeting was presided over by Mrs. A. Haalelea, Continue reading

Latest from Maui, 1882.

MAUI.

Work has been commenced on the new wharf at Maalaea. Thirteen piles have been driven in.


The weather is fine on Maui, and very welcomed after the long rains. Most of the mills are running to their full capacity.


At East Maui Seminary, on Tuesday, March 7th, Charles K. Kahai was married to Kele Nueka. The decorations were fine, the entertainment splendid, and a large crowd. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. T. H. Rouse, assisted by William P. Alexander.


The Makawao foreign church has just put in a $250 new organ. They have also voted their pastor a three months’ vacation. He will visit the States and attend the commencement at Amherst College, where he has a son who graduates in June.


A society for literary and religious improvement was successfully formed at Makawao, on Monday the 6th. A lecture on Constantinople was read by our traveled friend, S. T. Alexander. A report on China and its missions by Rev. J. M. Alexander. Readings, recitations, and music filled up the evening. Monthly meetings will be held. The resources of home talent will be tested.


The King’s visit to Paia last Monday was a very pleasant affair. He was received at the depot with warm words of welcome by Judge Mossman. The Norwegian band escorted him to the fine house of Kapoola which was beautifully decorated. Dinner was spread under a large lanai. After dinner the Rev. Mr. Rouse addressed the King in behalf of the foreign residents; to which he responded and also made an address to the natives. The crowd was  large and enthusiastic. The Paia school under Mr. Crooks and daughter paid their respects to His Majesty, sang some of their school songs, and made a very creditable appearance. In the evening the train returned the King and attendants to Wailuku.

(Hawaiian Gazette, 3/15/1882, p. 4)

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Hawaiian Gazette, Volume XVIII, Number 11, Page 4. February 15, 1882.

150 years ago, people were reading about the arrival of Catholicism, in S. M. Kamakau’s great history, 1869.

THE HISTORY OF HAWAII.

By S. M. Kamakau.

NUMBER 97.

Pertaining to the Reign of Kauikeaouli over the Nation, he being called Kamehameha III.

Pertaining to the arrival of Catholicism, in the year 1827 [1837].

In the month of September, in the year 1836. A Catholic priest [kahuna katolika Roma] arrived, the Rev. Aresaniao R. Walsh [Rev. Arsenius Robert Walsh], from Britain. He were not expelled, but was forbidden by the Chiefs, that he should not proselytize amongst the Hawaiians. But he went and argued with some Protestant priests [Kahuna Hoole Pope]. He indeed converted Hawaiians and secretly Baptized some people. Continue reading