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

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Kalaipahoa, and “Hawaiian Art,” 1941.

HAWAII’S WOODEN GODS GOOD POLYNESIAN ART

Huc M. Luquiens Appreciates Carved and Feathered Deities of Ferocious Mien and Lost Symbolism

By LORIN TARR GILL

“If we were forced to choose a single specimen to represent the characteristic art of Polynesia, it might well be one of the extraordinary wooden gods of Hawaii,” Huc Luquiens, assistant professor of art at the University of Hawaii, asserts in his paper on “Hawaiian Art,” soon to be published by the Bishop museum. Continue reading

John Waiamau Kekuhaupio Aneheialima dies, 1901.

REV. J. WAIAMAU HAS PASSED.

Passed at 12:30 in the Dawn of Monday.

Many Friends Went on His Final Journey—He was 64 Years Old.

At dawn on Monday of this week, the life breath of John Waiamau Kekuhaupio Aneheialima was fetched and taken from the one known to us by his first names. With his death, gone is one of the kind, generous, good, and enlightened elders of this archipelago. He was born at Niulii, Kohala, Hawaii, in the year 1837; he spent sixty-four years of his life in this world. Aneheialima was his Father, and Waiwaiole was his Mother.

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More on the sugarcane called, “pua ole,” 1858.

Pertaining to the non-flowering sugarcane.

The readers of the Hae Hawaii saw the statement of John Richardson [Ioane Richardson] pertaining to the non-flowering sugarcane of Waikapu, Maui. So that the accuracy or inaccuracy of this statement is made known to the people of Waikapu about this thing, here below is his letter speaking about their thoughts. Continue reading

More from Evelyn Desha and Steven Desha Jr., 1944.

Our Day

THE CALM SEAS [of Kona]

Kealakekua, Monday, May 1, 1944. At Mokuaekaua [Mokuaikaua], Kailua, was where our prayer was yesterday, and it was carried out as usual. The Holy Communion [ahaaina a ka Haku] was carried out with great reverence. There were some malihini as well who came to this worship. Continue reading

Picture of Kamaiko Heiau in 1908.

THE HEIAU OF KAMAIKO, NEAR NAPOOPOO, WHERE A. GARTLEY AND C. H. COOKE RECENTLY DISCOVERED THE SKULLS OF PRIEST AND THEIR FOLLOWERS SAID TO HAVE BEEN EXECUTED AT THE HEIAU ABOUT THE TIME THE TABUS WERE ABOLISHED.

(PCA, 3/25/1908, p. 1)

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The Pacific Commercial Advertiser, Volume XLVII, Number 7995, Page 1. March 25, 1908.