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Arista, Noelani (2019) The Kingdom and the Republic: Sovereign Hawai'i and the Early United States. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Barrere, Dorothy B. (1994) The King's mahele: the awardees and their lands. Hawaii: D. B. Barrere.

Beresford, William and George Dixon (1789) A Voyage round the world, but more particularly to the north-west coast of America performed in 1785, 1786, 1787, and 1788, in the King George and Queen Charlotte, Captains Portlock and Dixon. London: Published by Geo. Goulding.

Byron, Admiral George Anson (1826) Voyage of H.M.S. Blonde to the Sandwich islands, in the years 1824-1825. London: John Murray.

Camvel, Donna Ann Kameha‘iku (2012) Land and Genealogy of ‘Ioleka‘a: Mapping an Indigenous Identity. MA Thesis, University of Hawaii at Mānoa:

Chinen, Jon J. (1958) The Great Mahele: Hawaii's land division of 1848. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.

Coffman, Tom (2016) Nation Within: The History of the American Occupation of Hawai'i (revised edition). Durham: Duke University Press Books.

Cordy, Ross H. (1981) Study of Prehistoric Social Change: The Development of Complex Societies in the Hawaiian Islands. New York: Academic Press.

Dougherty, Michael (1992) To Steal a Kingdom. Waimanalo, HI: Island Style Press.

Ellis, William (1916) Journal of William Ellis: A Narrative of a Tour Through Hawaii in 1823. Honolulu: Hawaiian Gazette co., Ltd.

Kame‘eleihiwa, Lilikalā (1992) Native Land and Foreign Desires: Pehea La e Pono ai? Honolulu: Bishop Museum Press.

Kelly, Marion (1956) "Changes in Land Tenure in Hawaii, 1778-1850." Master's thesis (Pacific Islands Studies), University of Hawai‘i.

Klieger, Paul Christiaan, ed. (2005) Hū ka Ipu o Oʻahu—A history of Central Koʻolau Poko, Oʻahu. Honolulu: Department of Anthropology, Bishop Museum.

Linnekin, Jocelyn (1987) Statistical analysis of the Great Māhele: some preliminary findings. Journal of Pacific History, V. 22 no. 1-2: 15-33.

Macrae, James and William Frederick Wilson (1922) With Lord Byron at the Sandwich Islands in 1825 : being extracts from the MS diary of James Macrae, Scottish botanist. Honolulu (no publisher identified).

Moffat, Riley M. and Gary L. Fitzpatrick (1995) Surveying the Mahele: Mapping the Hawaiian Land Revolution. Honolulu: Editions Limited.

Silva, Noenoe (2004) Aloha Betrayed: Native Hawaiian Resistance to American Colonialism. Durham: Duke University Press.

Speakman, Cummins E. Jr. and Rhoda A. Hackler (1989) Vancouver in Hawai‘i. The Hawaiian Journal of History, vol. 23: 31-65.



St. Anns Church

Ko‘olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club: Ha‘iku Valley, In the Past…

The Waihona ‘Aina website is a fantastic resource on Māhele land awards. As a guest, there are a range of searches you can perform. For a fee, you can download complete texts of the documents concerning the individual awards.

Ukulele Hall of Fame Museum: Augusto Dias

Live Ukulele: A Short History of the ‘Ukulele: From Nunes to Kanile’a


PS Hankow (1874)

SS Priscilla

SS Ravenscrag

Young, Peter T. (2013) Benjamin and Mary Parker

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