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Interview with Matthew Kalalau, Sr.

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Title: Interview with Matthew Kalalau, Sr.
Interviewer: Johnston, Jeanne
Interviewee: Kalalau, Sr., Matthew
Keywords: Family Life
Lifestyles - Hawaiians
Natural Disasters
Issue Date: 1998
Series/Report no.: Tsunamis in Maui County: Oral Histories
Description: A man of full Hawaiian ancestry describes growing up in Waikoloa, Kainalimu Bay, Maui and subsisting by growing taro, fishing, and gathering shellfish. He describes how he and his family were caught in the 1946 tsunami, how they survived, how their home was destroyed, and how it was rebuilt. He also speaks of his father, a minister, and his religious faith.
yard worker, hotel worker; Hawaiian; male
Interview conducted in English.
Sponsor: State, Federal, Private
Pages/Duration: 50 min
12 pages
Geographic Coverage: Hamoa, Maui
Appears in Collections:Tsunamis in Maui County: Oral Histories

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