Ukulele Ads Featured on Boingboing.net

Boingboing.netBoingboing.net recently featured our ukulele ads collection on Flickr, so those ads have been getting a lot more hits than usual!

We’ll be uploading even more ukulele ads in the next four weeks, so keep checking back!


Chief Moikeha

Rejected by his lover Luukia, ancient Tahitian high chief Moikeha sailed 2,300 miles from Tahiti to Hawaii, became an alii in Kauai, and started a family. Read more about it in “The Story of Moikeha.”


Start of the University of Hawaii at Manoa

In 1907, the University of Hawaii started out as the College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. Hawaii Governor George Carter and the newly formed Board of Regents discussed the college’s formation, including the campus’ location and buildings.

Read more about the informal discussion about the development of the future UH Manoa campus in “Agricultural College Start.”


Tribute to the Last Hawaiian Monarch

The last Hawaiian monarch, Queen Liliuokalani died in 1917. Dressed in a holoku of borcaded duchesse satin trimmed with rose-point lace, her body was laid to rest in state on a yellow-draped koa table in Kawaiahao Church. Hundreds of people went to pay tribute to Hawaii’s former head of state. Read more about about this tribute.


The Annexation of Hawaii

On July 14, 1898, the people of Hawaii learned that Hawaii was now part of the United States of America. Pro-annexationists celebrated; royalists mourned the loss of Hawaii’s independence. Read more about it in “ANNEXATION!: HERE TO STAY!”


Shopping Hints for Visitors to Hawaii

Visitors to Hawaii often buy gifts to take home. Food can include Macadamia nut chocolates, Kona coffee, and dried poi. Merchandise can include ukulele, aloha shirts, and lei.

Over a hundred years ago, the Hawaiian Star recommended a few curios: Hawaiian calabashes, weapons, tapa cloth, and jewelry. Read more about it in “Shopping Hints for Visitors.”


Okame, the Shark Hunter

In a story, King Kamehameha sentenced Okame, a fisherman, to death for insulting the fire goddess Pele. Kamehameha loved shark fishing, so he used his prisoners as shark bait, which was soon to be Okame’s fate. However, Okame realized that he could help Kamehameha capture a huge shark without and survive. What happened to Okame?

Read this story, “Okame, The Shark Hunter,” in The Washington Times.


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