How this website grows:
This website grows as we learn more about the Hakalau Kuleana*. The timeline, in particular, grows as we scour old English and Japanese language newspapers. Visits to the UH Manoa Hamilton Library produced a treasure trove of photos of buildings owned by the Hakalau Plantation, including the camp houses. Other organized sources include the Lyman Museum, the Hawaii Plantation Museum and the Edmund Olson Trust Archive.
The most heartwarming sources are people. Sometimes, individuals contact us through the website, sometimes they meet us and give us pictures or tell us stories, staff at museums and libraries assist us. We now have several "email pals" who regularly answer questions. Our gratitude extends to all of them, at this time including:
Your contributions are appreciated. Thank you!
Updates as of September 17, 2019
2019 Goals for hakalauhome.com
New Year's Resolution #1: Expand historical information about the former Hakalau Plantation using newspaper sources.
New Year's Resolution #3: Quantify and describe the demographic changes over time in the Hakalau Kuleana, the area within the boundaries of the former Hakalau Plantation from the Kolekole River in Wailea to the Poupou Stream in Ninole (at the 20 Mile Marker).
- Timeline >
Camps in 1950s
- Hakalau School >
- John M. Ross School
- Hakalau Jodo Mission >
- Honohina Hongwanji
- Hangouts and Memories >
- The Ross Families of Hakalau
- The Work: Cultivating, Harvesting, Milling and Transportation >
- The Voice of Hakalau (Newspaper)
- The Railroad >
- Tsunami of April 1, 1946
... a source of information for former and current residents that captures the historical, cultural and social uniqueness of our community