Hawaii’s first “regular” newspaper…

May 30, 2011 by  
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In a previous post we discussed the first newspaper in Hawaii was essentially a student newspaper, titled “Ka Lama Hawaii” (The Hawaiian Luminary), done by Protestant missionaries at their school at Lahainaluna on the island of Maui. But it was just a few months later when the second newspaper in Hawaii–and considered the first “regular” newspaper on the islands–was published. “Ke Kumu Hawaii” began publication on Nov. 12, 1834 (some references cite an October beginning which cannot be verified).

We were fortunate to bring into our inventory the volume one, number two issue of this title, dated Nov. 26, 1834. Very similar in size to “Ka Lama Hawaii” it contains 8 pages, 6 of which are in the Hawaiian language. Rather than a student, or school newspaper, this was a regular newspaper for the general public.

We provide photos of this very rare newspaper for our friends to enjoy.

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2 Responses to “Hawaii’s first “regular” newspaper…”

  1. steve on June 14th, 2011 3:11 pm

    Is this paper for sale? If yes, what is the cost?

  2. GuyHeilenman on June 15th, 2011 7:10 am

    This issue already sold – almost immediately. Thanks for asking.

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