Hawaiian Homes on Molokai, 1922.

Eleven More People Approved for Lands on Molokai

The Hawaiian Homes Commission Selects Once More People for Homestead Lands on Molokai at the Meeting on this Past Tuesday

At the meeting of the Hawaiian Homes Commission on the afternoon of this past Tuesday, the commission selected eleven more people from amongst the many who applied to return to the homestead lands [aina hoopulapula] on Molokai; and added to the eight who the commission previously selected, that makes twenty Hawaiian families total who will be the first to go back to the twenty parcels opened up in Kalamaula, Molokai.

There are three parcels left to be divided up by the commission for twenty families and one section is set aside by the commission as an area to grow plants as a sample, and there are two pieces of land left to be surveyed.

There were seventy-nine applications submitted to the commission by Hawaiians, to return to homestead lands on Molokai, abut from amongst this number, there were thirty applications denied by the commission for appropriate reasons as deemed by them, and as for the rest, they were all approved.

The people whose applications were approved by the commission in that meeting are these below:

ZACCHARY PALI PAHUPU, who is 47 years old, a full Hawaiian, whose wife is also full Hawaiian, and they have seven children. He is employed at the ranch on Molokai.

K. KEALA KUPIHEA, who is 46 years old, a full Hawaiian, and so is his wife, and they have four children. He is a supervisor at the California Packing Corporation [CPC] in Wahiawa, Oahu.

HARRY A. HANAKAHI, who is 40 years old, three-fourths blooded Hawaiian, along with his wife who is full-blooded Hawaiian, and their seven children. He is a carpenter for the Hawaiian Contracting Co.

HENRY H. WISE, is 40 years old, a hapa Hawaiian, as well as his wife, along with their seven children. He is a carpenter by trade, and is living in Waimea, Kauai.

MRS. REBECCA KEALOHA KAAHU, is 32 years old, a full Hawaiian, and her husband is a Hawaiian as well, and they have five children. They reside in Kaunakakai, Molokai.

FRANK Y. ASEU, is 25 years old, Chinese-Hawaiian, and he has a Hawaiian wife, with two children. He is employed at the press of the Star-Bulletin Newspaper.

MRS. DAVID KAAI, is a hapa Hawaiian, and she has a full-Hawaiian husband, and they have eight children. They live in Kaunakakai, Molokai.

MRS. MIRIAM KAPANA, is 30 years old, she is full Hawaiian, she has a Hawaiian husband, and they have four children. They live on Auld Lane in this town.

MARCELLUS DUDOIT, is 34 years old, a hapa Hawaiian, and his wife is full Hawaiian, and they have seven children. He is an engineer working under the Hawaiian Contracting Co.

DANIEL K. HIPA, is 29 years old, a full Hawaiian, and he has a full-Hawaiian wife, and they have four children. He is a second mate aboard the ship the Bee.

DAVID K. MARTIN, is 43 years old, he is seven-eighths Hawaiian, and he has a full-Hawaiian wife, and they have four children. He is a house builder, and they reside in Kaimuki.

During that meeting of the commission, a resolution was passed clarifying that those who live on the homesteads must  live there permanently and not be allowed to move away from their land, except with approval from the commission with their promise that they will continue to farm and live on their land.

Put before the meeting of the commission were some terms of the lease drawn out by the attorney general and considerations of these were postponed until another time.

In the lease, it will specify the time when the person who applied must begin living on his land, that being within one year of his application being approved.

Another thing included in the lease is that it prohibits them from releasing out sections of their land to others; also, they are not to mortgage off their land, or do else wise other than what is approved of by the commission.

The secretary was instructed to send out letters to those whose applications were denied; as well as to those whose applications were approved but did not receive a parcel, asking them if they will leave their applications in until land is made available elsewhere on Molokai; and also to notify those who the commission selected that they will be put in a lottery [? komo ana iloko o ka helu] in the future when the homesteads open up.

(Kuokoa, 8/17/1922, p. 1)

Umi-kumamakahi Poe Hou i Aponoia no na Aina o Molokai

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXI, Helu 33, Aoao 1. Augate 17, 1922.


And more on tsunami, 1862.

Rough Seas.

On Tuesday, the 28th of January, at Waialua, Molokai, there was great rough seas that cannot be equalled. The fishponds from Moanui to Puako were smashed by the sea. The street in Hoonouliwai [Honouliwai] was broken up and horses cannot travel there. On the night of the 29th, there was a large earthquake; the shaking of the land lasted for five seconds. That is what M. Timoteo wrote to us.

(Hoku o ka Pakipika, 2/20/1862, p. 2)

Kaikoo nui.

Ka Hoku o ka Pakipika, Buke I, Helu 22, Aoao 2. Feberuari 20, 1862.

Near tragedy caused by Kamehameha V’s deer, 1868.

[Found under: “LOCAL NEWS: Maui”]

Life saved from deer.—P. Kawelakawai of Kawela, Molokai wrote to us like this: On the 29th of April, I saw Kaukino, the one who barely survived. Here is the reason; one of the animals of our King, a deer set loose on his ranch, entered the sweet potato patch of at Kalamaula to eat the uala, and this man saw this and went to shoo it off; the animal rushed forward but he saw it coming, and it was but a few feet away and it caught him and thrust its antlers, whereupon he fell down, face thrown back. He was jabbed in the armpit, and the antler pierced through. His wife saw this happen and she brought him back to the houses and the man was very weak. We are relieved at the news following that letter that he has recovered.

[See earlier articles on the deer gifted to Kamehameha V. Deer imported from Japan in 1867. and Deer of Kamehameha V., 1867.]

(Kuokoa, 5/23/1868, p. 3)

Pakele ke ola i ke dia.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke VII, Helu 21, Aoao 3. Mei 23, 1868.

Advertisements ofttimes speak more of than just what is being sold and bought, 1922.


who want to benefit from the Hawaiian Homes Act of Molokai and to get ahead, they should supply themselves with Tools for Farming and Animal Husbandry from this kamaaina company. We carry the Best Tools and also SHERWIN-WILLIAMS PAINT, DE LEVAL milking machines, and every sort of household furnishings.

In our Sports Department, there is a heap of fine small firearms and rifles.

E. O. Hall & Son, Ltd.

(Kuokoa, 9/14/1922, p. 4)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXI, Helu 37, Aoao 4. Sepatemaba 14, 1922.

Bathing Pool of Kamehameha V on Molokai filled in? 1922.

Honolulu, Apr. 4. George P. Cooke reported that a Hawaiian of Molokai recalls [???] the large bathing pool of King Kamehameha V, while the king was living in Kaunakahakai, and this pool is filled with dirt now; and that Hawaiian recalls some springs near that pool of Kamehameha V. There are reservoirs being dug in the area near where that man spoke of, and [???]; the water from these places is well suited for the growing crops. There is a water pump pumping [??] thousand gallons of water every 24 hours. This is a great help [?] to Molokai.

[More potentially @-filled information …]

(Hoku o Hawaii, 4/6/1922, p. 3)

Honolulu, Apr. 4...

Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Buke XV, Helu 45, Aoao 3, Aperila 6, 1922.

If you think we’ve been having strange weather lately… Snow on Molokai? 1912.



On her way home from Molokai, Mrs. Emma Nakuina brought proof of snow [hau sano] falling on Molokai, and you can clearly see the whitening of the mountain tops behind Pukoo with snow. In the history of the inhabitation of Molokai, there has never been seen this amazing thing on that island from the beginning, and this is the first time that snow has been seen falling on Molokai. According to Mrs. Nakuina.

H. D. Bowen stated that snow fell in great quantities on the mountain behind Pukoo, so that you could see clearly the patches of snow in many places on the ridges as well as down in the valleys.

You can see the snow all the way from the harbor of Pukoo and the shore, according to Mr. Bowen. He has some land next to [illegible because of fold] and while he was there, he saw the snow.

I believe this is the first time that man remembers that snow fell on Molokai, said Mrs. Nakuina.

So it is perhaps because of the cold we’ve had these past days that snow fell on Molokai. According to the scientists, the time is coming where the tropic zone will become arctic, and will be covered in snow. Could this be the beginning of this?

[See the article from which this was translated [?] and more in The Hawaiian Star, 3/11/1912, pp. 1 & 5.]

(Aloha Aina, 3/16/1912, p. 1)


Ke Aloha Aina, Buke XI, Helu 11, Aoao 1. Maraki 16, 1912.

Tsunami? 1862.

Turbulent Sea.

On Tuesday, the 28th of January, at Waialua, Molokai, exceptionally rough seas were seen, and there was much damage. The fish ponds from Moanui until Puako were smashed by the sea. The road at Honouliwai was dashed, and horses cannot  travel there. On the night of the 29th, there was a great earthquake, and the earth shook for eleven seconds. This is what was written in by M. Timoteo.

(Hoku o ka Pakipika, 2/20/1862, p. 2)

Kaikoo nui.

Ka Hoku o ka Pakipika, Buke I, Helu 22, Aoao 2. Feberuari 20, 1862.

Death announcement, October 27, 1911.

Mrs. Elikapeka Cockett Has Passed On.

On the morning of this Tuesday, Mrs. Elizabeth Cockett died; she was sixty-five years in age, and died on Fort Street. She was born on Molokai. She has five surviving children: James Cockett, Mrs. William G. Brash, Mrs. L. P. Fernandez, Isaac L. Cockett and Henry Cockett. Isaac L. Cockett closed up his shop on Hotel Street this Tuesday morning.

(Kuokoa Home Rula, 10/27/1911, p. 1)


Kuokoa Home Rula, Buke IX, Helu 42, Aoao 1. Okatoba 27, 1911.

Deer imported from Japan in 1867

Seven Deer—The Hawaiian Consul in Japan sent to our Benevolent King Kapuaiwa, eight live deer, however one died at sea. These deer were given as a gift to our King. We hear that these deer will be shipped to Molokai and set free; perhaps they will increase should they all live healthily for a long time. We recall that some were taken to Parker Ranch in Waimea, but what became of those deer; maybe they are roaming the cold forests of that mountainous land [aina mauna], and maybe they gave birth to young and are multiplying and becoming abundant on that island.

(Kuokoa, 12/21/1867, p. 2)

He Mau Dia Ehiku

Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke VI, Helu 51, Aoao 2. Dekemaba 21, 1867.