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Traditions of Oʻahu: Photos, Illustrations & Petroglyphs

Stories of this island before high-rises, freeways and hotels, before sugar plantations and pineapple fields, before churches and the Bible.

Photos, Illustrations & Petroglyphs




  • Wai'anae Coast (from Kolekole)
  • Cave at Kaneana

Waialua / Wahiawa


  • Laniloa / La'ie
  • Kaliuwa'a
  • Kahana
  • Ka'oi'o

(Photos in the section are from Anne Kapulani Landgraf's Na Wahi Pana o Ko'olaupoko, Honolulu: UH Press, 1994. With Permission of the Photographer.)



(Illustrations from A Field Guide to The Birds of Hawaii and the Tropical Pacific, H. Douglas Pratt, et al. Princeton University Press, 1987)

Fish and Fishhooks
(Fish illustrations from The Shore Fishes of Hawaii, David S. Jordan and Barton W. Evermann. Tokyo: Tuttle, 1973.)


  • 'Awa
  • Hala (Pandanus)
  • 'Ilima
  • Kalo (Taro)
  • Kukui (Candlenut)
  • Wauke
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