Visiting the Leprosy hospital in Kalihi a hundred and fifty years ago, 1866.

[Found under: “MA KE KAUOHA.”]

The person and people perhaps who wish to go and see the Leprosy Hospital at Kalihi [Halemai Lepera ma Kalihi], and their friends there.

Therefore, I say to everyone, the hours between 2 o’clock and 4 in the afternoon, on Tuesdays and Fridays, are set aside to go and see; and no one will be allowed during other times except for the Clergy going there to see the patients [poe mai].

By order of the Board of Health [Papa Ola].

T. C. Heuck,
Secretary of the Board of Health.

Office of the Board of Health, H., June 11, 1866.

(Au Okoa, 7/9/1866, p. 3)

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Ke Au Okoa, Buke II, Helu 12, Aoao 3. Iulai 9, 1866.

Building for movies and entertainment to be built in Kalaupapa, 1915.

ANNOUNCEMENT

Because of the benevolence of the Board of Health [Papa Ola], by them taking up the building of a Movie and Entertainment House for the Patient Colony [Kahua Ma’i] here, we therefore revoke our Requests put out by us to the Fundraising Committees which were approved by us. As for the Committees that collected money for this endeavor, please send it to the Secretary of the Committee, Mr. Joseph Aiona, or to the Superintendent [Lunanui] of this Patient Colony, Mr. J. D. McVeigh.

By way of the Committee, the people of the Patient Colony send their boundless thanks to the Fundraising Committees [Komite Ohi Dala] for this work, and to all those who gave their donation. May God bless us all in the Name of Jesus, Amen.  JOSEPH AIONA,

Secretary.

(Hoku o Hawaii, 12/30/1915, p. 3)

OLELO HOOLAHA
Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Buke 10, Helu 30, Aoao 3. Dekemaba 30, 1915.

Pidgin from down in Kalaupapa, 1882.

NEWS OF MOLOKAI.

O Greatest Prize of the Hawaiian Nation, the lightning that flashes over the cliff brows of the islands. Greeting between us.

In the area of Puuhahi, Kalaupapa, Molokai, there were deplorable incidences, and those where these. There was sweet potato being fermented in pots, and this made the dormitory into a place of fighting because of drunkenness, along with the speaking of these words:

“Kokami iu palali kanaka! Iu anu faita, ai am solon, mi kivi iu kut polo, mi inilis man,” while he punched the wall of the building.

These are people who were appointed with positions from the Board of Health [Papa Ola] with the thought that it would be of help. Then this reprehensible thing happened between the locals [kamaaina] and the leprosy patients.

The gray-haired old men of Kalaupapa are surfing these days, and the land is being left fallow in the sun [??? ke hele la a mauakea (?? mahakea) i ka la.]

To the metal type-setting boys goes my aloha.

W. S. Kekuni.

Puhahi, Molokai, Nov. 18, 1882.

[Any ideas what is being said in pidgin? I will post what I think it says tomorrow morning.]

(Kuokoa, 12/9/1882, p. 3)

NA MEA HOU O MOLOKAI.
Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXI, Helu 49, Aoao 3. Dekemaba 9, 1882.

Robert K. Bonine film, 1921.

Leper Settlement is Shown in New Aspect

An attractive and unusual film of scenes from the Molokai settlement has been displayed to a party of friends by Robert K. Bonine, Honolulu photographer and pioneer in the exposition abroad of Hawaii through the moving picture, reports the Advertiser. Among those at the “first night” at Mr. Bonine’s studio in the Oregon building were Dr. A. L. Dean, president of the University of Hawaii, Frederick E. Trotter, president of the board of health, and Dr. G. A. Barton. Continue reading

More heirs to leprosy patients, 1902.

EXECUTIVE NOTICE

ANNOUNCEMENT OF HEIRS.

The heirs of the Leprosy Patients who died at the Leprosy Colony on Molokai, whose names appear below, are wanted to put before the Office of the Board of Health [Papa Ola], Kapuaiwa Hale, their claims to the remaining money of the estate of the ones who died, within two weeks from this day.

ARTHUR KAWAIELI (m) from Honolulu; 38 years old; taken to the Kahua Ma’i on July 25, 1893; died, March 5, 1900.

PILA PELO (m) from Puowaina, Honolulu; 22 years old; taken on October 25, 1898; died, August 18, 1900.

AH PAT (m) from Lahaina, Maui; 50 years old; taken on March 22, 1893; died, February 6, 1901. Continue reading

Heirs of those who died at the leprosy colony, 1900.

PROCLAMATION OF HEIRS.

The heirs of the patients who died in the leprosy colony, Molokai, named below, are wanted to put before the Office of the Board of Health [Papa Ola] with proper validation, their claims for the remainder of the estate of the ones who died, within six (6) months of this day, or the money will go to benefit the Treasury of the Government.

Akoi Akamu (m) from Wailuku, Maui, 29 years old; taken to the Colony of the Sick [Kahua Ma’i] on July 15, 1891; died on January 24, 1900.

Arthur Kawaieli (m) from Honolulu, 38 years old; taken to the Colony of the Sick on July 25, 1893; died on March 5, 1900. Continue reading

Dogs and the Leprosy Colony, 1903.

DOGS TO BE TAKEN

The Board of Health [Papa Ola] released a new rule which was approved by Governor S. B. Dole, ordering each and every leprosy patient and kokua of the leprosy colony of Molokai, that they may not keep more than one dog. The supervisor will enforce these new rules of the Board of Health.

(Aloha Aina, 4/25/1903, p. 6)

HOPU IA NA ILIO
Ke Aloha Aina, Buke IX, Helu 17, Aoao 6. Aperila 25, 1903.