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Hawaiʻi #3 : Hawaiʻi Island circa 1950

Amateur travelogue film of Hawaiʻi Island shot on 16mm film circa 1950 by an unknown photographer. Footage includes plane take off and footage of the east coast of Hawaiʻi Island; downtown Hilo, including Bay Street/Kamehameha Avenue; the Hilo Hotel; trees and flowers; the Naha Stone; Liliʻuokalani Gardens; Hilo Bay and men fishing; Wailuku River in Hilo; people playing golf on a course; men sawing chopped wood; orchids and bougainvillea; waves at Keaukaha Beach Park; a canoe in Hilo bay with the sun setting; Kīlauea and Crater Hotel; Halemaʻumaʻu; steam vents; site of the 1887 lava flow in Kāʻū; site of 1926 lava flow in Hoʻopūloa; site of 1801 lava flow; road through Kāʻū; a sunset over a hala tree; the Old Co-op Coffee Mill; crops of cotton; beaches of South Kona and Kealakekua Bay; walls of ʻĀleʻaleʻa Heiau at Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau; St. Benedict's Catholic Church "The Painted Church" and paintings inside; Keauhou Post Office; Kona Inn; the waves, fishers, guests sitting by the pool, canoe; a coconut grove ma kai (ocean side) of Kona Inn; an employee striking; a man throwing net to catch fish at the shoreline; people displaying their catch including a lobster and octopus; men unloading a large fish from a canoe and a child with them holding an uhu (parrot fish); outrigger canoe clubs practicing in the bay; Ali'i Drive; a market; a traditional hale and Mokuʻaikaua Church in Kailua; Maunakea; Waimea Hotel; paniolo from Parker Ranch loading cattle through the surf onto a ship; train trestle at Hakalau; Hōlei Sea Arch; Hāmākua coast and Laupāhoehoe point; Rainbow Falls (Waiānuenue); people boarding a plane and shots from above the island; Honolulu Harbor including women selling lei, a band playing, the ship leaving the harbor with streamers, and a sunset off of the deck.

Languages: English


  • Travelogue

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