Furneaux exhibits volcano paintings, 1882.

[Found under: “NU HOU KULOKO.”]

Our painting expert Mr. Furneaux has hung his paintings of the crater in his atelier in Aliiolani Hale to exhibit to the public. This past Wednesday he invited the Members of the Legislature to come and examine his work. So beautiful.

(Kuokoa, 6/3/1882, p. 3)

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXI, Helu 22, Aoao 3. Iune 3, 1882.

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Mauna Loa eruption, 1873.

Lava erupts on Mauna Loa.

With the arrival of the schooner Nettie Merrill yesterday, heard from the captain was that they had seen the burning of Lava on top the summit of Mauna Loa this past Thursday. On the following Wednesday, seen was the spreading solid of the smoke. It is said that this is an exceptionally huge eruption. It is believed it will flow to Kau .

(Kuokoa 1/11/1873, p. 3)

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XII, Helu 2, Aoao 3. Ianuari 11, 1879.

Where will she go? No one knows, 1880.

[Found under: “He Waiwai.”]

Aboard the Likelike this past Sunday, we received the news, the fires of the woman Pele were emerging from atop Mokuaweoweo, and it is headed down toward the sea. It will turn toward and flatten out between Hilo and Laupahoehoe. We were told, it is not certain where it will appear; maybe in Hilo, maybe in Laupahoehoe. It is 15 miles away from the crater from where it heads down, and the skies above glow red, and lights up the land and the sea.

(Elele Poakolu, 11/10/1880, p. 1)

Ka Elele Poakolu, Buke I, Helu 10, Aoao 1. Novemaba, 10, 1880.

Pele Consumes Hawaii, 1880.

It is believed that the beauty and the terror of this eruption at Mauna Loa will be greater than that of the earlier eruptions witnessed by those who are living. The lava will perhaps flow for a number of month more. In a letter to the Gazette newspaper from H. M. Whitney, it was said that the lava first appeared in the evening on the fifth of this month. It is thought that the crater from which the lava erupted was a little to the north of Mokuaweoweo, and it is about six miles from it. At times the lava shot up two hundred feet and crackled a bit, falling like burning charcoal. It is something remarkable to see. The night is overcome by the light of the fires. The lava flowed on the side of Mauna Loa facing Mauna Kea, and the unobstructed land lying between the two mountains is fifteen full miles in circumference is like a lake of blazing fire. It is something incomparably fierce to see. From this great lake of fire there appeared two lava flows. One that went down to the Puna and Kau side, and the second down the eastern side. According to the latest news, it is said that the lava nearly reached Volcano House [ka hale hookipa ma Kilauea]; it is only 10 miles away; as for the flow headed east, it is 15 miles from Hilo. But it is not believed that Hilo will face disaster. The kamaaina from there perhaps will not have forgotten the lava flows in the years 1855, 1859, and 1868, when people were anxious that their lives were in danger. But according to the old saying, “Aole i haawi ia o Hilo no Pele.” [Hilo shall not be given to Pele.]

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Ka Luahine Pele, 1942.

The Old Woman Returned

But She Is Gone Once More

Because the land has entered in the war, local news cannot be published in the newspapers without being permitted by the war department. One of these local news stories is the return of the Old Woman Pele to Hawaii nei, but not to her regular home at Halemaumau, but at Mokuaweoweo.

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“Kilauea has vanished, obscured by smoke…” 1875.

[Found under: “Nu Hou Kuloko.”]

The fire of the woman.–We have heard, “Nalohia Kilauea po i ka uwahi, Po i ke awa ka uka o Puna,” [Kilauea has vanished, obscured by smoke, Obscured by the mist is the upland of Puna.] that risen is the red-heat of the fiery stone-melting oven of Madame Pele. The glow can be seen from very far off. Her activity at Mokuaweoweo has paused, and she is increasing her work at her own place. Perhaps that island of hers will recover.

(Kuokoa, 8/14/1875, p. 3)

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XIV, Helu 33, Aoao 3. Augate 14, 1875.

The original haole newspaper article, 1868.

[Found under: “LOCAL NEWS”]

The Volcano.—By the following letter from Sheriff Coney, of Hilo, written on the 18th instant, we have a brief account of the volcanic movements on Hawaii. The volcano is slumbering, but restless enough to show that another eruption of lava may occur before quiet is restored to the mountain. Mr. Richardson is an acurate observer, and we can rely upon his statements:

“Mr. Richardson, of Kapapala, in the Kau district, arrived here on Saturday night. He reports Kau still shaking, Continue reading