Waianuenue coverage, 1896.

[Found under: “KELA A ME KEIA.”]

From the sugar plantation of Kealia, Kauai, Continue reading


More on “Waianuenue,” 1896.

An Ancient Image.

On the Inter-Island wharf yesterday morning was standing a crate in shape resembling a coffin. On inquiry it was found to contain “Waianuenue,” an ancient wooden “fish” god. Continue reading

Contributors of mele to Helen Roberts’ collection at Bishop Museum, 1924.


Hawaiian Folklore Commission Names Many Islanders


The names of many well-known residents of the various island communities have been mentioned in a report which Miss Helen H. Roberts has recently sent from the mainland. Miss Roberts left Hawaii some weeks ago after spending a year in the compilation of a collection of ancient music and meles for the Hawaiian Legends and Folklore Commission.

The contributors of meles or music by recitation are mentioned in one group and the contributors of written collections are mentioned in another: Continue reading

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