In North Shore Place Names: Kahuku to Ka’ena, ocean expert John Clark continues his fascinating look at Hawaii’s past as told through the stories hidden in its place names. This time the author takes the reader on a historical tour of the North Shore of Oahu, from Kahuku (the north point of the island) to Ka’ena (the west point of the island), and uncovers the everyday lives of the residents, especially prior to the plantation era.
To research this book, Clark tapped into the Ho’olaupa’i online database – a vast archive of 125,000 pages of Hawaiian-language newspapers from 1834 to 1948. The author collected an enormous number of references specific to North Shore locations and presents them in an easy-to-use dictionary-style format, which includes original passages in Hawaiian with English translations by Keao NeSmith. An invaluable resource for anyone interested in Hawaii history and the Hawaiian language, North Shore Place Names brings to life the names, places, and events of the historic North Shore community.