Hawaiʻi Home Movie

Hawaii #2 : Kauaʻi and Maui circa 1950

Amateur travelogue film of Kauaʻi and Maui shot on 16mm film circa 1950 by an unknown photographer. Kauaʻi footage includes shots of Kauaʻi from plane while traveling from Oʻahu; deboarding the plane in Kauaʻi; the Kauai Inn; men golfing at a golf course; shots of plants and trees; Nāwiliwili Harbor; Kukuiʻula and Spouting Horn; a sunset; Waimea Canyon; Kekaha Sugar Plantation and Mill including workers; the first steam locomotive and sugar press in the islands; Christ Memorial Episcopal Church in Kīlauea; view from above the Hanalei Valley and loʻi kalo (taro patches); Hanalei Beach; ʻŌpaekaʻa Falls; boat ride on the Wailua River; Hanalei Pier; Kanaka ʻŌiwi (Native Hawaiian) lawaiʻa (fishers) throw net; plantation post office; traditional Hawaiian hale with thatched walls and ceiling; donkeys; tree tunnel on Maluhia Road in Kōloa; Hawaiian Chinese farmers and their crops; a group of people making laulau; and a rain storm and rainbow. Maui footage includes boarding the plane in Kauaʻi and plane taking off; Wailuku town and North Market Street; children walking to school; flowers and trees; Wailuku River; ʻĪao Valley and needle; Haleakalā; waves and beaches; pineapple fields and workers picking pineapple, loading it on a truck, sorting it in the factory, and canning and boxing it; mynah birds; and a sunset.

Languages: English


  • Travelogue

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