Former students of the Waialua Girls’ Boarding School, 1881.

I tried making a list of those who responded to Mary E.Green’s call to former Waialua Girls’ Boarding School students to write about their lives. It is quite a extensive list. Continue reading

Kanoho Pahio, former student at Waialua Girls’ Boarding School, 1881.


Arno, Dec. 1, 1881.

Miss Mary E. Green. Much aloha to you:—

I am only sending a letter to you now. The Hoku Ao landed on Nov. 23. There was a lot of news in the letters and newspapers. Continue reading

Lilia Palapala, former student at Waialua Girls’ Boarding School, 1881.


Keaiwa, Kau, Feb. 21, 1881.

Mrs. Mary E. Green. Teacher of the Boarding School of Haleiwa, Waialua,Oahu. Aloha to you and all of the students under your care.

I saw your announcement in the Kuokoa Newspaper of this year, pertaining to the students of Haleiwa the, fromthe time of O. H. Gulick until this time, and the pertaining questions.

Now, I am one of the students from the time of O. H. Gulick, and I am pleased to answer your questions. And here are the questions and answers.

Q 1 What is your name?

A Lilia Palapala Continue reading

Speaking of Waoala, does anyone know of its location? 1876.

Waoala, Waialua.

O Ka Lahui Hawaii;—Aloha:

While we were living in the calm of the forests moistened by the cold beads of dew of the mountains while we reveled in the sweet calls of the birds and enjoyed the swaying of the trees that were lush with dark green foliage of the forests, as the cool scent of maile wafted strongly from all around where we sat. The thought to write some sentences was induced, and these are they:—

You may be wondering about the name Waoala. That place is in the mountains of Waialua. There perhaps is no other fine place like it, if we are not mistaken. Continue reading