He Aupuni Palapala is a collaboration between Bishop Museum & Awaiaulu with staff support from Kamehameha Schools and funding from the Hawaii Tourism Authority.
Awaiaulu has selected the memoirs of John Papa ʻIʻi, originally published as a series of articles in the Hawaiian Langauge newspapers Ke Kumu Aupuni (The Hawaiian Kingdom) in 1839 and then in Ka Nūpepa Kūʻokoʻa (The Independant Newspaper) until his death in 1870 as the source of the current translation training project.
Ke Kumu Aupuni: The Foundation of Hawaiian Nationhood presents a compelling story written by an extraordinary man during a transformative time in Hawai‘i. This book brings into new form the history that Samuel Mānaiakalani Kamakau wrote for the Hawaiian people in the native language newspapers from 1865 to 1871.
Please explore out new searchable resource, ‘Ike Lihi: Glimpses in History to uncover insights of Hawaiian history. These are fully translated archives.
In response to a need in the community for access to historical Hawaiian knowledge, Awaiaulu assembled primary source documents, articles from the newspapers, and produced material to understand detail of two events in Hawaiian history. This was called Kīpapa.