New Year's Resolutions
New Year's Resolution #1: Expand historical information about the former Hakalau Plantation using newspaper sources.
Newspaper articles provide historical detail not available elsewhere. Below, an excerpt from an article about the 65th anniversary of the Hakalau Plantation, describe the results of Mrs. John M. Ross's efforts to beautify the Hakalau Plantation.
New Year's Resolution #2: Track and explain the sale of lands to sugar interests after the Great Māhele and the Reciprocity Treaty of 1875.
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).
Updates as of February 9, 2019
Why we created hakalauhome.com
Creating hakalauhome.com is our way of showing our respect for those who came before us, to build upon the history and share it broadly, and to showcase the collective effort of residents of Hakalau today.
... a source of information for former and current residents that captures the historical, cultural and social uniqueness of our community