Does anyone know how to make kulolo in bamboo anymore? 1930


There were tables as well with Hawaiian food: lehua poi, fish from the fishponds, fish from the sea and schooling at Pohukaina, that is Likelike street today. Continue reading

The death of Jonah Piikoi and his autobiography, 1859.

The death of J. Piikoi.

On the 26th of April, the Honorable J. Piikoi, one of the alii of this Hawaiian archipelago died. He was a much admired man for his competence and his determination in the duties given to him. He was 55 years old, and the sickness he died of was of quick pulse [? aalele nui], and problems with his blood flow, and he died.

Before the death of Piikoi, he prepared a story of his life, from his birth until the day he wrote it, that being the 7th of April. This is it below:

The Autobiography of J. Piikoi

I was born in the month of Ikuwa, that being January, in the year of the Lord 1804.

I was born in Waimea, Kauai, and that was where I was raised until the first Liholiho landed on Kauai on the 22nd of the month of  July, 1821. Continue reading

Famous safe bought at auction, 1897.



Safe That Was Once Robbed of $800 in Gold Coin—At Custom House Sale Yesterday—Society Pick Up a Curio.

The Portuguese Mutual Benefit Society of Honolulu had carried to its meeting hall today a large iron safe which has a romance connected with it that is very interesting indeed. The safe was purchased by the President of the society at an auction sale at Morgan’s for the small sum of $35. There was no demand for the safe and the auctioneer congratulate himself upon securing the sum he did. Continue reading

Kamehameha IV travels to the west, 1856.


It was heard that the King went from  here and on the next day landed at Waimea, Kauai, and that night sailed for Niihau, and landed at Nonopapa on Saturday [la hoomalolo]. They were there on the Sabbath, and they congregated and worshiped Jehovah on that day. On the next day, they rode horses and went fishing; there are a 100 or more horses on Niihau; they caught a lot of fish. Continue reading

This must have been an awesome image, 1875.



Kuokoa Newspaper for 1876!

This coming year, 1876, the Kuokoa Newspaper, and Greatest Prize of the Hawaiian Nation, will gift to its people who prepay their two dollars, a superb and proud gift, that being Pictures of the seven Monarchs of Hawaii nei, from Kamehameha I, the “Napoleon of the Pacific;” Liholiho I., Kamehameha II.; Kamehameha III.; Kamehameha IV., Liholiho II.; Kamehameha V.; Lunalilo I.; and Kalakaua I. Their Pictures will be all printed on thick paper so that it can be taken care of greatly. Continue reading

The new king, Kamehameha IV, 1855.

Give ear Hawaii o Keawe! Maui o Kama! Oahu o Kuihewa! Kauai o Mano!

In the providence of God, and by the will of his late Majesty Kamehameha III, this day read in your hearing, I have been called to the high and responsible position of the Chief Ruler of this nation. I am deeply sensible of the importance and sacredness of the great trust committed to my hands, and, in the discharge of this trust I shall abide by the Constitution and laws which I have just sworn to maintain and support. It is not my wish to entertain you on the present occasion with pleasant promises for the future; but I trust the close of my career will show that I have not been raised to the head of this nation to  oppress it and curse it, but on the contrary to cheer and bless it, and that when I come to my end I may, like the beloved chief whose funeral we yesterday celebrated, pass from earth amid the bitter lamentation of my people. Continue reading

Na olelo a ka moi hou, Kamehameha IV, 1855.


Hawaii o Keawe, Maui o Kama, Oahu o Kuihewa, Kauai o Mano. Ma lokomaikai o ke Akua, ua kahea ia mai au e noho ma keia wahi kiekie, a e lalau hoi i keia hana nui, oia hoi ka lilo i makua no oukou, a me ka noho ma ka noho Alii, o keia Aupuni. Ua ike no au he hana nui keia i waiho ia mai ma ko’u lima, aka, ma ka hana ana e mama iki ana paha, ma ka hahai pololei mamuli o ke Kumukanawai a’u i hoohiki iho nei e malama imua o ke Akua mana loa a me oukou, aole hiki ia kakou ke ike i ka kakou mau hana ma keia hope aku, aka, e hooikaika kakou, i mea e like ai ko kakou mahaloia mahope o ko kakou haalele ana i keia ao, e like me ke aloha ia o ka poe i hala, ke aloha ia hoi o na milimili a oukou, eke aloha ia hoi o ko’u haku, ihi o Manokalanipo. Continue reading