Surfboard & Kahuna
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Tue Jan 15 04:57:34 UTC 2002
I'm planning to go to Hawaii to escape this brutal winter weather we're having in New York.
OED has a "c. 1826" "surf-board," and then the next cite is 1931. "Kahuna" is from 1886.
NARRATIVE OF A TOUR THROUGH HAWAII, OR, OWHYHEE
by William Ellis
H. Fisher, Son, and P. Jackson; London
Pg. 49: ..._hura_, (song and dance)...
Opp. Pg. 74: "A Hura, or Native Dance, performed in prsence of the Governor of Kairua." (Illustration--ed.)
Pg. 241: This latter article, with their poe and sweet potatoes, constitutes nearly the entire support of the inhabitants.... ("Poe" with two dots over "e," see "poi"--ed.)
Pg. 287: They said they had heard that in several countries where foreigners had intermingled with the original natives, the latter had soon disappeared; and should missionaries come to live at Waiakea, perhaps the land would ultimately become theirs, and the _kanaka maore_ (aborigines) cease to be its occupiers.
(OED has "Maori" from 1843?--ed.)
Pg. 306: ...who, I supposed, was a _kahuna_, (doctor,)...
Pg. 306: Maaro was attended by two or three natives, who were called _kahuna rapaau mai_, the name given to those who undertake to cure their diseases, from _kahuna_, a priest, or one expert in his profession, _rapaau_, to heal, or to apply medicine, and _mai_, disease.
Pg. 345: ...the most general and frequent game is swimming in the surf. The higher the sea and the larger the waves, in their opinion the better the sport. On these occasions they use a board, which they call _papa he naru_, (wave sliding board,) generally five or six feet long, and rather more than a foot wide, sometimes flat, but more frequently slightly convex on both sides.
Pg. 371: A tradition preserved among them states, that in the reign of _Kahoukapu_, a _kahuna_ (priest) arrived at Hawaii from a foreign country; that he was a white man, and brought with him two idols or gods....
JOURNAL OF A RESIDENCE IN THE SANDWICH ISLANDS,
DURING THE YEARS 1823, 1824 and 1825
by C. S. Stewart
THIRD EDITION, CORRECTED AND ENLARGED
John P. Haven, NY
Pg. 126: ...a calabash of _raw fish_, and a calabash of _poe_, and the other a _dish of baked dog_, for the refreshment of the young favourites.
Pg. 25 (Jan. 24. 1824?): The surf, for some days past, has been uncommonly heavy, affording a fine opportunity to the islanders for the enjoyment of their favourite sport of the surf-board.
HISTORY OF THE HAWAIIAN OR SANDWICH ISLANDS
by James J. Jarves
Tappan & Dennet, Boston
Pg. 70: Multitudes could be seen when the surf was highest, pushing boldly seaward, with their surf-baord in advance, diving beneath the huge combers, as they broke in succession over them, until they reached the outer line of breakers.
Pg. 72: Dances, _hula_, were of various character, sometimes interspersed with chants relating to the achievements of the past or present rulers, or in honor of the gods. Such was the _hula ala-apupa_.
Pg. 72: ...necklaces of shells, and _leis_... (OED has this cite--ed.)
Pg. 76: _Poi_, the principal aricle of diet, was prepaed from the kalo plant.
LIFE IN THE SANDWICH ISLANDS
OR, THE HEAT OF THE PACIFIC
by Rev. Henry T. Cheever
A. S. Barnes, NY
Pg. 66: It is highly amusing to a stranger to go out into the south part of this town, some day when the sea is rolling in heavily over the reef, and to observe there the evolutions and rapid career of a company of surf-players.
Pg. 67: Even the huge Premier (Auhea) has been known to commit her bulky person to a surf-board....
Opp. Pg. 68: "HAWAIIAN SPORT OF SURF PLAYING." (Illustration--ed.)
THE REAL HAWAII:
ITS HISTORY AND PRESENT CONDITION
by Lucien Young, U.S.N.
Doubleday & McClure, NY
Pg. 74: ...the kahunas, or native "medicine men," who teach that diseases are due to some offended deity that must be propitiated.
Pg. 85: One of their most popular and delightful sports was surf-riding.
Opp. Pg. 86: "SURF-RIDING--WAIKIKI, HONOLULU." (Photo--ed.)
Pg. 117: The young leaves of this plant are cooked either separately or with meats, making a delicious green, (Pg. 118--ed.) known as "luau." The method of preparing the root by the natives is by cooking it in a stone oven or pit in the ground. The stones are first heated red-hot and then, after brushing off the dust and ashes atthe bottom, the taro is laid in the oven till it is full, and a few leaves spread on top.
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