More from D. W. Aiwohi on Kahakaaulana, 1881.

[Found under: “NUHOU KULOKO.”]

From what was reported by D. W. Aiwohi to us in his letter, there are only 4 smallpox [hepela] patients living at Kahakaaulana; if this is added to those who are quarantined, there are 40 or more people. The good works of the Government continues in making providing for their livelihood.

(Kuokoa, 8/6/1881, p. 3)

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XX, Helu 32, Aoao 3. Augate 6, 1881.

News from Kahakaaulana, 1881.

[Found under: “NUHOU KULOKO.”]

There were 20 quarantined from the Iwalani taken to Kahakaaulana to be quarantined, because some of her sailors contracted smallpox.

Our friend, D. W. Aiwohi, who is living at Kahakaaulana, said that there are 50 or more people living there, but the majority of them are quarantined.

(Kuokoa, 7/30/1881, p. 3)

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XX, Helu 31, Aoao 3. Iuali 30, 1881.

What are you doing today so there are no more Amoe and Namakalele? 1881.


In addition to the cases reported up to Wednesday last we have to record the following:

——Kana (m), Waianae; Feb. 16th, Sam Tong, steamer, Septima; 17th, Ah Fat, stmr. Septima; 17th, Ah Sue, stmr. Septima; 17th, Aiwohi (m), Kamakela; 17th, Kaaea (f), Smith’s Lane; 17th, Kahikona (f), Queen Emma’s; 18th, a Chinaman, Quarantine Station, Fisherman’s Point; 18th, Wong Ahina, Waianae; 18th, Waiu (m), Kalihiwaena, Making 64 cases reported from town and country since the 4th of February. Continue reading

The conclusion of Princess Liliuokalani’s regency, 1881.

The Regent in handing back to the King the authority which he placed in her hands, must do so with a feeling of great satisfaction. During His Majesty’s absence we passed through one very critical period, viz., the small-pox. This called for an extraordinary demand upon the resources of the executive, which was well responded to. When we compare what was done here, with what was done in Sydney, we may well be satisfied with our own Government. Throughout this period the Regent supported her ministers well in spite of opposition and complaint. It certainly was a hard time. The long quarantine and the necessary interference with business operations made men feel discontented, Continue reading

Claus Spreckels refuses quarantine, 1881.

[Found under: “NOTES OF THE WEEK.”]

Claus Spreckels Esq. and Mrs. Spreckels arrived per Steamer City of Sydney, on Sunday morning at 3 a.m. Mr. Spreckels then proposed to get on board the Steamer Kilauea Hou, and proceed direct to Kahului, Maui. But the President of the Board of Health, present at the time, objected; and insisted that inasmuch as Mr. Spreckels had come ashore, Continue reading

Rich treated differently? 1881.


This past Sunday, the steamer “City of Sydney” arrive in this port, and aboard was the millionaire Spreckels [Ona Miliona] from San Francisco. He came to visit his property here in Hawaii nei. But this Tuesday, he boarded the Likelike and sailed for Kulaokamaomao without being quarantined as per our quarantine law. What is with this? Is this action by the Minister of the Interior [Kuhina Kalaiaina, H. A. P. Carter] to let him go unequally? Continue reading

Queen Liliuokalani looking back at 1881 and the smallpox quarantine, continued, 1898.



Ko’u noho Kahu Aupuni ana.

A mamuli o ka ikaika a me ka makaala ponoia ana o keia mau rula, i ka wa i hoopauia ae ai o ka hoomaluia ana, aole he mai i hoike ia mai ua puka ae mawaho aku. Aka, he ikaika nae kona laha ana ma ke kulanakauhale o Honolulu, a maloko o laila he ewalu haneri i loaa i ka mai, a ma kahi o ekolu haneri poe i make. Continue reading