English-Language Newspaper articles less important than Hawaiian-Language articles? 2012

Here is something to consider…

There are many who believe that English-Language articles are somehow less important than Hawaiian-Language ones. We should not turn our noses up at any history passed down by those who lived it—in any language. Although it is important to take into account who wrote the information and under what circumstances, any information is better than no information!

Here for instance is the coverage the first Kamehameha Girls School graduation received in The Hawaiian Gazette of July 6, 1897, p. 2, “CLOSING EXERCISES”.

Compare this to what we saw earlier from the Kuokoa of July 2, 1897, p. 2, “KA HOIKE O KE KULA KAIKAMAHINE O KAMEHAMEHA”.

Hawaiian-Language advertisement for Kamehameha School for Girls, 1894.

Kamehameha Girls’ School

The first fourth of the Kamehameha Girls’ School will open on

Monday, December 19, 1894

For applications to enroll in this school, you can write to Miss Pope at Kamehameha School, or to Miss Pope in the Kindergarten Room at Emma Hale, on Saturday mornings from 9 to 12, where she will be happy to meet with the applicants. The tuition is fifty dollars  a year. No applicant below 12 years old will be accepted.

[As you can see, this was barely legible!

Hopefully new and clear images of these newspapers will be taken soon, before they fall apart. After they fall apart, it will be too late. Does anyone know of an organization/organizations that would appreciate the value of the information held in each fragile page, that would consider funding the re-shooting of the newspapers?]

(Kuokoa, 11/17/1894, p. 1)

Kula Kaikamahine Kamehameha.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXXIII, Helu 46, Aoao 1. Novemaba 17, 1894.

Kamehameha School for Girls advertisement, 1894.

Kamehameha School for Girls.

The First Term of Kamehameha Girls’ School opens

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12th

Applications for admission may be addressed Miss Pope, either at Kamehameha Manual, or Miss Pope will be in the Hawaiian Kindergarten Room, Queen Emma Hall, Saturday mornings, from 9 to 12, where she will be pleased to meet applicants. The tuition is fifty dollars a year. No applicants received under 12 years of age.

[How things have changed!]

(Hawaiian Gazette, 10/23/1894, p. 6)

Kamehameha School for Girls.

The Hawaiian Gazette, Volume XXIX, Number 84, Page 6. October 23, 1894.