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The coronation and its critics

This is the sixth installment of a series about King David Kalakaua of Hawaii.

The coronation of King Kalakaua nine years after his ascension to the throne was one of a series of events that brought him under attack. 1,837 more words


J. T. Unea retires after over 20 years as newspaper agent, 1919.


Mr. Solomon Hanohano, Aloha oe:—Due to me going partially blind, and not being able to obtain a fountain pen , I am therefore announcing to you, because of those reasons mentioned above, I am setting aside my position as agent for 20 years and more for the Nupepa Kuokoa, and also for the Aloha Aina and Alakai o Hawaii, with great appreciation for your (Kuokoa) and Aloha Aina’s full trust in me, your humble servant, for these many days. 20 more words


More sent to the leprosy colony, 1893.


Forty leprosy patients were put aboard the steamer Hawaii of this past Monday, and from amongst this number, there were 6 who were apprehended under the suspicion of having leprosy. 178 more words


'O'opu City

While working in the freshwater streams at Kalaupapa National Historical Park to collect data on the fish, shrimp, and snails, we ran into a virtual ‘o’opu city. 69 more words


Kalaupapa, Hawaii

You’re standing on top of the highest sea cliffs in the world. It’s a nearly 2,000-foot drop below you. A long beach, a small village, and a solitary lighthouse line the coast. 485 more words

North America

Patients sent to Kalaupapa, 1919.

There were 60 leprosy patients sent to the colony of Kalaupapa on this past Saturday aboard the ship the Mikahala.

(Kuokoa, 7/4/1919, p. 1) 8 more words


Visiting Hawaii's Golden Cage: The Leper Colony on Molokai

What I’m about to tell you might be hard to believe: The photo you see above is of a prison. Not a view from a prison, but a prison in itself. 714 more words