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Beckwith, Martha (1970) Hawaiian Mythology Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.

Kamakau, Samuel M. (1993) Tales and Traditions of the People of Old - Na Mo‘olelo a ka Po‘e Kahiko Honolulu : Bishop Museum Press.
This book has truly heartfelt renderings of tales from the old days. Part One of this book, "A sightseeing tour of famous places - Supernatural People - The Ancient Chiefs from Hawai‘i to Ni‘ihau" has many short tales from O‘ahu, Honolulu, and Nu‘uanu and Waolani in particular.

Manu, Moses, Mary Kawena Pukui (trans), and Puakea Nogelmeier (ed, 2002) Keaomelemele: He moolelo kaao no Keaomelemele, na ka haku moolelo kaulana, Moses Manu = The legend of Keaomelemele / English translation by Mary Kawena Pukui. Honolulu : Bishop Museum Press.

McAllister, J. Gilbert (1933) Archaeology of Oahu Honolulu: Bishop Museum Bulletin #104. Cited in Sterling & Summers (1978), op. cit.

Nui, Robert (no date) "Lost Heiaus" ms., Bishop Museum. Cited in Sterling & Summers (1978), op. cit.

Poepoe, J. M. (1906) "Mo‘olelo Hawai‘i Kahiko" Ka Nai Aupuni, May 8-13, 21. Cited in Sterling & Summers (1978), op. cit.

Pukui, Mary Kawena (1983) Olelo No'eau: Hawaiian Proverbs and Poetical Sayings Honolulu: Bishop Museum Press.

Pukui, Mary Kawena, Samuel H. Elbert, & Esther Mo‘okini (1974) Place Names of Hawai‘i, revised and expanded edition. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press.

Sterling, Elspeth P. and Catherine C. Summers (1978) Sites of Oahu Honolulu: Bishop Museum Press.
Many of the stories told by informants, as well as snippets of tales from other texts, are found in this fantastic compilation. There are bits from Kamakau, Thrum, Westervelt, Pukui, as well as bits and pieces from archaeological reports, newspapers and private collections. An invaluable source for anyone doing research on the indigenous geography of O‘ahu.

Thrum, Thomas G. (1923) More Hawaiian folk tales; a collection of native legends and traditions Chicago, A. C. McClurg & co. Cited in Sterling & Summers (1978), op. cit.

Westervelt, W. D. (1991) Hawaiian Legends of Old Honolulu Rutland: C.E. Tuttle.



Ahupua‘a map used on Nu‘uanu home page, as well as the shaded-relief base map used throughout this website, are derived from maps freely available the State of Hawai‘i homepage.

Further information on O‘ahu ahupua‘a derived from O'ahu Land Divisions - Moku/Ahupua'a Hawaiian Place Names: the significance of Hawaiian sites, their locations, and interpretation of their names Vol. 2:1 Kamehameha Schools/Bernice Pauahi Bishop Estate, 1987.

Images of the Hawaiian Royalty are derived primarily from the Star Bulletin's article on the Hawaiian royalty.

Enormous thanks to the O‘ahu Country Club for permission to photograph on their grounds, and to all those there who assisted ensuring we obtained the images we needed.

Except where stated otherwise, all photographs by RDK Herman, Pacific Worlds.



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