Papers of the Hawaiian Historical Society

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Reports for 1900/01-1903/04 are reprinted from the Annual reports of the Office of Experiment Stations for same years.

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Page 18 - A correspondent of a newspaper of Auckland testifies that ' ' the Rarotongans are the most advanced of all the South Sea islanders in European industrial civilization. They have become efficient artisans and mechanics ; they build houses after the colonial type, also wagons and boats ; they work extensive plantations and cotton ginning machines ; they are good seamen, valued for their docility, industry, and contented disposition.
Page 5 - ... bowsprit of all ships of war. It is also worn by the admiral of the fleet at the main of his flag-ship, and is the garrison color hoisted over all the forts belonging to her Majesty's dominions. It is heraldically described thus : The crosses of St. George and St. Andrew, on fields argent and azure, the crosses saltire of St. Andrew and St Patrick quarterly, per saltire counter charged argent and gules, the latter fimbriated of the second, surmounted by the cross of St. George, gules fimbriated...
Page 9 - Ante 1843. l^ n re visit of Kotzebue, 1816]: "Two fine vessels bore the national flag, which had been adopted shortly before; it displayed the English Union, with seven alternated red, white and blue stripes, emblematic of the principal islands.
Page 9 - Sandwich flag is hoisted on these forts — it has seven white and red stripes, with a union jack in the corner.
Page 22 - ... claimed the service or property of their tenants. The lowest order was ground down and oppressed by that above it. The "Tuas" could not call anything their own. The great chiefs could seize on whatever took their fancy. Besides, the king or his representatives could assess labor upon the whole community whenever he pleased. The chiefs also claimed a share of all the fish taken by their tenants.
Page 23 - ... his Tongan warriors. As long as King George Tubou lived, there was a stable government, for he was venerated almost as a god by his subjects. When at last he died, February 18, 1893, at the advanced age of •96, all work ceased. "Trade was at a stand-still for months. The only labor of the people was the erection of the great tomb in the Malae-kula (Red square) of Nukualofa, and the preparation for the great funeral feasts.
Page 9 - In the centre of the fort rises the flag-staff, with the national flag — the British Union, with alternate stripes of red and white.
Page 19 - The land is owned by the tribe ; but its use is with the family who occupy that land. The family consists of all the children who have a common ancestor, together with the adopted children, and all the descendants who have not entered other tribes. The control of that land rests with the head of the family...
Page 5 - Oilman, for many years Hawaiian Consul-General to the United States, throws new light on the question, and dates the change two years earlier, in 1843, at the time of the restoration of the sovereignty of the islands by England. Mr. Gilman, is now, at the age of eighty-two, one of the few surviving witnesses of the events of that time. When Lord George Paulet secured the cession of the islands to England in February, 1843, he ordered all Hawaiian flags to be destroyed, and his command was strictly...
Page 6 - Jarves'—lend any authority to the theory of reversal just outlined. The descriptions follow: Campbell, Archibald, Jan. 29, 1809: 'The king's residence * * * was distinguished by the British colours and a battery of sixteen carriage-guns." Campbell, Archibald. A Voyage Round the World, [etc.] ist Eng. Ed. 1816, p. 129. 2nd Am. Ed. 1819, p. 89. Kotzebue, Nov. 27, 1816: "In the harbour was a fort from which Tamaahmaah's flag was displayed.