“Ko Hawaii Ponoi” begins, 1873.

“KO HAWAII PONOI.”

The first issue of a new Hawaiian-language newspaper named above, will appear on Wednesday, June 4, 1873. In this new newspaper, taken up will be things pertaining to prosperity, the progress of independence, and the safety of our lahui, the land, and the nation of King Lunalilo. Two Dollars for a single subscription per year, paid in advance.  BLACK & AULD, Publishers.

Honolulu, May 23, 1873

[The Hawaiian-Language Newspaper, Ko Hawaii Ponoi, was a weekly that actually began a couple of weeks later on 6/18/1873 and ran until 6/10/1874.]

(Kuokoa, 5/24/1873, p. 3)

"KO HAWAII PONOI."

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XII, Helu 21, Aoao 3. Mei 24, 1873.