Fishing for oopu and wi in Puepaku, Hilo, 1878.

[Found under: “NA MEA HOU O PUEPAKU, HILO.” by J. Kanaeholo]

Fishing women.—The girls of this area [Pueopaku, Hilo], go fishing often for oopu with small arched nets at the river in the daytime, and at night they go down to pick the famous wi of Hilo. They head down to Papaikou Plantation to sell them, and they come into the cry of the turkey [palahu].¹

¹Whereas the cry of the nene, “unele, unele,” is associated with lacking, the cry of the turkey, “pokeokeo,” is associated with riches.

(Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, 10/26/1878, p. 1)

Na wahine lawaia.

Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, Buke I, Helu 43, Aoao 1. Okatoba 26, 1878.

Papaikou School graduates, 1919.

This is a picture of the students who graduated from the school of Papaikou, Hawaii. The total number of children are eleven, but the astonishing thing is that there are no Hawaiian children amongst this crowd. From the children who graduated, eight of them are Japanese, five boys and three girls. Where are the Hawaiian children, the hope of this race to be looked to in the future? These children are prepared to enter Hilo High School in this new school year.

(Kuokoa, 8/15/1919, p. 1)

He kii keia no na haumana...

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LVII, Helu 33, Aoao 1. Augate 15, 1919.