Today’s ‘Timeline Tuesday’ takes us through the 1850s – Kuleana Act, Smallpox Epidemic, death of Kamehameha III and growth in rice cultivation. We look at what was happening in Hawai‘i during this time period and what else was happening around the rest of the world.
Today’s ‘Timeline Tuesday’ takes us through the 1810s – Kamehameha and Kaumualiʻi negotiations, death of Kamehameha and the fall of the Kapu. We look at what was happening in Hawai‘i during this time period and what else was happening around the rest of the world.
A Comparative Timeline illustrates the events with images and short phrases. This helps us to get a better context on what was happening in Hawai‘i versus the rest of the world. I prepared these a few years ago for a planning project. (Ultimately, they never got used for the project, but I thought they might be on interest to others.)
To accommodate the growing commerce at Honolulu Harbor, from 1856 to 1860, the work of filling in the reef to create an area known as the “Esplanade” (where Aloha Tower is now situated) was underway. They removed Fort Kekuanohu (Fort Honolulu – then serving as a prison) and used the material “in the construction of prisons, and the filling up of the reef.”
On the ʻEwa side of Nuʻuanu stream was a fishpond. The new prison was built on a marshy no-man’s land almost completely cut off from the main island by two immense fishponds. The causeway road led to the new “Oʻahu Prison,” simply called “The Reef;” it was a coral block fortress built upon coral fill at the end of a coral built road over the coral reefs and mudflats of Iwilei.
Theodore C Heuck, a German, arrived in the Islands on the British brigantine “Cheerful” January 20, 1850, after a long voyage from Australia. Heuch was the first professional architect in Honolulu. Shortly after arrival, he ran an ad in the local paper directed “To Builders” and offered “his services to the people of Honolulu and […]
1810 marked the unification of the Hawaiian Islands under single rule when negotiations between King Kaumuali‘i of Kaua‘i and Kamehameha I at Pākākā took place. Kaumuali‘i ceded Kauaʻi and Ni‘ihau to Kamehameha and the Hawaiian Islands were unified under a single leader. There was peace in the Islands. On the American and European continents, war […]