Birth Announcement of Princess Kaiulani, 1875.

Pua haaheo o ke Aupuni! 1875.


Brand New Princess

We are full of joy at being the ones to announce the news that will make all corners of Hawaii elated, that being at 9:15 in the morning of this past Saturday, October 16th, born here in Honolulu nei, was Princess Victoria Kaiulani Cleghorn by

“Like a kahuli snail of changing colors in the sun
Is the sparking [lohi] flats glittering [lohi] in Maukele
How slow [lohi] are you, dallying
Dallying are you, the woman [one with the “canoe”]
It is you, and now they are gone.”—

that being the Royal child of the Alii, C. Kapaakea and A. Keohokalole, who have passed on without holding their grandchild; and the alii wife of the chief, Ake [“Archie.” Archibald Cleghorn] of this town.

The birth of a new alii is something that will fill loyal subjects with boundless joy and happiness, with thoughts that she will procreate and…

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Mormons farming on Lanai? 1862.

[Found under: “NA MEA HOU O HAWAII NEI.”]

We received word that the Mormons living on Lanai are being made to work, pulling Plow [O-o Palau]. There are ten men who pull the  Plow, and if they do not put effort into  their pulling, Continue reading

Dumas’ “Count of Monte Cristo,” 1868.

What they were reading 150 years ago.




O Maisela ma Farani—ke ku ana mai o ka moku Pharaon.

I ka la 25 o Feberuari, o ka M. H. 1815, kau ia mai la ka hailona o ke ku ana mai o ka moku Pharaon maluna o ka hale kiai o ke Notre Dame; he moku kiakolu ia, a o kona hookomo ana mai no ia mai na awaa mai o Samurena, Trieste a me Napela i Italia. E like no hoi me ka mea mau, ua holo aku la ke pailata, a ua halawai aku la me na moku mawaho aku o ka lae o Moragiona a me kahi mokupuni o Riona…

[Alexandre Dumas’ “Count of Monte Cristo” is translated in the newspaper Au Okoa, and ran for two and a half years, from 8/6/1868 to 2/9/1871! This is the opening of the story.

Chapter 1.

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A Kauai story of Kauilani by Samuela Kapohu, 1869.

What they were reading 150 years ago.



The wondrous one of the forests of Kawaikini in Wailua, Kauai, and his descendants thereafter.

Published by Samuela Kapohu.

{Because we were asked by the public to print Hawaiian and haole Stories in our newspaper, and being that the newspaper is for the people, therefore, we agreed to print the Hawaiian Kaao below. However, we ask pertaining to the deceitful words and the superstitious words of the olden days, those are not something for us to believe in; it shows the great ignorance of our lahui of that time. As for the sins and obscene words, they are to be deleted by the writer of the Kaao from what he writes.}


A clarification.—This kaao has not been seen before in one of our Newspapers; but it is beginning to be shown amongst the communities of Hawaii nei.

However, if there are deletions or perhaps…

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Announcement for the opening of Kamehameha School for Boys, 1887.

Announcement of the opening of Kamehameha School, 1887.



will be ready for the admission of students on the

First Tuesday of October, 1887

Only a limited number of Students will be received this year, and those desiring to enter the School in the future must apply on the 1st day of September 1887.

Each student will occupy a separate room furnished with bed, table, and chair; and a list of items to be furnished by each student will be sent if asked for in advanced to the teacher.

Each student will be allowed to carry out 12 hours a week of manual labor. For industrial arts, two hours a day, and five days a week. Military drilling and physical education will be a portion of the curriculum everyday.

Arithmetic, English Language, Popular Science [Akeakamai], Elementary Algebra [Anahonua], Free-hand and Mechanical Drawing [Kakau me Kaha Kii], Practical Geometry [Moleanahonua]…

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E o, e Kaleleonalani! Queen Emma and Kamehameha Schools, 1887.

Opening of Kamehameha School, 1887.



The gates of the Kamehameha School for boys will open in October of this current year. The imperfections of one of the dormitories of 30 x 64 [feet] are almost smoothed out, and another was complete before. These dormitories are two storied, bottom floor and top floor, and each of them have 24 rooms of 8 x 12, and a hallway [keena waena loloa]. One room of each house is furnished with facilities to wash up and clean, and the rest of the rooms are bedrooms, each being supplied with a iron bed, desk, chair, closet, and some other furnishings. The rooms are clean and lighted, and well-furnished for the student.

The dining hall of 29 x 81 feet is a separate building, and it is 18 feet from the bottom to the ceiling, and it will fit two-hundred people. A stone building will be built behind this…

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