Kuokoa tries to alter tradition, 1923


Because the paper coming into this office these days is a fraction, as well as the type setting boy of the Kuokoa cannot adequately fill the usual eight pages of the newspaper every week, being that the other type setters are busy with a lot of other jobs, so he has no help. It has been decided for now to cut down the paper to six pages.

While this decrease of the Kuokoa to six pages is expected not to be for a long time, but when we see that the path is clear to return the newspaper to its regular size, we will let the public know.

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Wahi Pana, 1928.

Knowing All the Storied Places.

One day last week, some chauffeurs of the car company of Hilo went around to see and perhaps to understand the storied places of the great land of Keawe. When they go with foreign customers, they will know these places so they can talk about them to the visitors when they go visiting the Kona districts and other places.

(Hoku o Hawaii, 12/18/1928, p. 2)

Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Buke XXII, Helu 29, Aoao 2. Dekemaba 18, 1928.

Mele for Kauai and Kukuiolono Park by Mrs. Wahineikeouli Pa, 1917

Which made me also remember this mele!

Here is the earlier version of this mele.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LV, Helu 49, Aoao 3. Dekemaba 7, 1917.



Nani wale no Kukuiolono,
Ke kikowaena o Kauai;
Paka hooheno a ka lehulehu,
A ka ili ulaula ili keokeo.
laila makou ike iho ai,
Na pua like ole oi a ka nani;
Hoohihi ka manao a e lalau,
…..I bo-ke pua kau umauma.
Aole nae hoi la a e hihi,
Na huaolelo kau e ka weli;
…..Mai kii aku oe mai hoopa,
Ua kapu ia na Alekana;
Aole i ana iho e ka makemake,
Na pua momi o Keaunaulu.
Ulumahiehie i ka Uanoe,
I ka ua lihau noe i ke kula;
Laula ke kahua i haulani ia,
Ekolu puni o ka lina poepoe.
Ua lawa ka iini koialoko,
…..Ua ike ia Kukuiolono;
Kau aku ka manao no Waimea,
E ike i ka wai Ulailiahi.
Ka hoa pili hoi o ka Waikea,
Na wai kaulana o Manokalani.
Aia i ka la’i a o…

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One kani of Wawapuhi and pahapaha from Keawaiki? 1857.

New Barking Sands.

There is a new barking sands, it is here at East Koloa, at Makahuena Point, and the lands of that one kani is Wawapuhi. The sand here makes more of a sound than that of Nohilo, and the sands are high up. If the dragging starts from the top until down below, those staying above will hear it. This barking sand is not from before, it is a new thing; the wind blew this sand all the way to Wawapuhi, Continue reading

Meanwhile, this is what they were reading in English, 1911.


Mayor Fern’s Multiplying Grotto and the Story of Na Iliili Lanau o Koloa [Na Iliili Hanau o Koloa].


STONE—In Honolulu, recently, to the wife of Na Iliili Stone, thirteen Little Stones, sex as yet undetermined.

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Reminiscences of Haena,


Some years ago, you would go by horse to see the wet caves at Haena. Now, the tourists can go easily and get to these wet caves; you travel on the pali to get to Haena.

Now cars can go and look into one of the waters called by the name Waiakanaloa.

One of these wet caves is above another wet cave; you climb up and get to where you can look down and ?????? the frigid waters like ice.

However before you reach this wet cave mentioned before, you will see a dry cave, and that is Maniniholo.

In previous times of Haena, Kakuai, some sightseers ???? into these wet caves, they boarded canoes and entered and jumped into the cold waters. Some people say that the body of the bathers turn white like snow, and the water is very cold when it touches the skin.

It is not known where the water comes from, but there is water there, it is as if these famous wet caves come up from the earth.

Maniniholo is not a wet cave; you can go in it but it is not like before when people just stood at one place, because dirt has been spread, so some places are stable, and it is filled over with sand from the beach. There are a lot of different things that are being told by those writing about storied places of these areas and the stories of the very old past. You leave these caves and you get to the cliffs where firebrands were thrown in the early days of this land. Leave there and then you see the heiau where Lohiau stayed, and now, in that place is the beautiful home of the Brown brothers [hoahanau Balaunu], the children of Mrs. Irene Kahalelaukoa [Ii] Brown before, but recently Mrs. C. S. Holloway.

That is where you see the stone foundation where Lohiau lived, and there he danced hula [???? hula ???? hele] with Hiiakaikapoliopele after Hiiaka sought to save Lohiau, and after he was revived, they left on their travels to Hawaii Island.

There are many fine things in this area of Haena along with their stories which are being greatly sought after by those writing the history of Hawaii.

[This article continues on, but it gets harder and harder to read. Hopefully the original is clearer so one day we can see what the article actually says!]

(Hoku o Hawaii, 1/6/1931, p. 2)


Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Buke XXIV, Helu 27, Aoao 2. Ianuari 6, 1931.

Queen Kapiolani on Kauai, 1877.


O Lahui Hawaii; Aloha oe:—

While I was in the village of my dear home, enjoying the breaking of the Kahoaloha wave, gazing at the green leaves of the Hinahina of Makana, and the good ways of my dear loving blossom Esther Kanani [Esetera Kanani] who believes in introducing friends to live while doing the good works of God. Continue reading

Koloa, and more on Kaauhelemoa, 1871.

Duck-Shooting on Oahu.—For a country where the occupation of the sportsman is so little followed as here, those who do occasionally spend a day in its pursuit are amply rewarded by the sight of the many beauties of nature of our island. The wild duck is peculiar in its habits, and loves to haunt the lonely solitudes of the mountain fastnesses during the daytime, coming down at night to visit the streams, the taro-patches and the sea-shore for food. One of these noted haunts of the wild duck, which is very seldom visited and never has been described in print, lies far up in the bosom of the mountains, at the head of Palolo valley. Continue reading