Arrival of the first Japanese contract laborers, 1868.


On the 19th of June, the ship name the Scioto [Kioko] landed, 33 days from Japan, with 147 contracted laborers to work for three years. There are six of these people who came with their wives. There was one baby born on the ship during the voyage on the ocean. Continue reading


Mangrove for Hawaii? 1876.

[Found under: “Ka Moolelo o ka Huakai aku nei a Hoku Ao i Maikonisia.”]


This high island is similar to Hawaii being that it is a high mountain, but it is different in that there are trees that grow from the mountain peaks all the way to the ocean, and there are trees that grow in the ocean. There are three kinds of trees growing in the ocean. I brought from Ponape 200 mangrove plants. But they all died. If we really want to bring in that plant, it should be brought in by seed, and planted extensively; thousands in Waikiki, Ewa, Waimea on Kauai, on Maui, Molokai, and Hawaii; this tree reaches from twenty to forty feet high, and is good as lumber for house building and for firewood.

[This appears in a description of travels of the Morning Star to Micronesia, written by Jeremiah E. Chamberlain, the representative of the Board of Hawaiian Missions.]

(Lahui Hawaii, 4/6/1876, p. 2)


Ka Lahui Hawaii, Buke II, Helu 15, Aoao 2. Aperila 6, 1876.

Plans for the building to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the coming of the missionaries, 1914.

New Home Being Built by the Hawaiian Evangelical Association to Cost $70,000

The picture above is a sketch drawn of the new home of the Hawaiian Evangelical Association [Papa Hawaii] to be built on King Street on the old site of the Kawaiahao Girls’ School [Kula Kaikamahine o Kawaiahao], that is estimated to cost about seventy thousand dollars at its completion.

This home of the Papa Hawaii will be built using brick and concrete, and it will be a beautiful house once all the finishing touches are completed.

This house will be build in the style of those of old Virginia of a hundred years ago, like the image above, and it will become a home for all the Christian associations at where to gather.

This new home of the Papa Hawaii will be a center for the many groups to gather during the coming year 1920 when the 100th anniversary of the Papa Hawaii is celebrated, and it is imagined several hundred representatives of the many Churches from around the world will come them.

(Kuokoa, 10/2/1914, p. 1)

Ka Home Hou e Kukuluia Aku Ana o ka Papa Hawaii Nona na Hoolilo he $70,000

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LII, Helu 41, Aoao 1. Okatoba 2, 1914.

James A. E. Kinney and his ohana, 1943.

At Sea

The picture above is of James A. E. Kinney, the son of K. W. Kinney of Hana, Maui, and one of the writers to Ka Hoku o Hawaii. It is believed that A. E. Kinney is at Sea with the Air Force, doing air surveillance [kilo ea]. He graduated from the air surveillance school in Grand Rapids, Michigan this past April and returned to his post at West Palm Beach, Florida, and thereafter it was decided to send him to sea.

A Hawaiian Youth

James Apollo Everett Kinney was born of the loins of Mr. K. W. [Kihapiilani William] and Mrs. Sarah Kaleo Kinney, at the McBryde Sugar Plantation in Kauai, when his father was working burning cane, and he was 32 years old. Continue reading

Alii of Fatu Hiva, 1867.

[Found under: “LOCAL NEWS: OAHU”]

The Body of Kieekai.—This kaukau alii from Fatu Hiva [Fatuhiva] to Honolulu by the Honorable John Papa Ii [Ioane Ii], and he came here in search of health. It was Ii who cared for him at his own home along with some others, and Kieekai died. At the death of this kaukau alii, The Honorable One spent his own money to purchase the three caskets for the body. Being that the Hokuao is on its way to Fatu Hiva, he asked the Hawaiian Board of Missions [Papa Hawaii] to return the body to the land of his birth. It was agreed to, and when the Hokuao left, the body was taken. The Honorable One is appreciated for his fine care.

(Kuokoa, 3/30/1867, p. 2)

Ke Kupapau o Kieekai.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke VI, Helu 13, Aoao 2. Maraki 30, 1867.