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Interview with Kapua Wall Heuer

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Title:Interview with Kapua Wall Heuer
Contributors:Nishimoto, Warren (interviewer)
Heuer, Kapua Wall (interviewee)
Keywords:Natural Disasters
South Hilo (district)
Date Issued:1998
Series:Tsunamis Remembered: Oral Histories of Survivors and Observers in Hawaii Volume II
Description:A Kona-born woman depicts life on a ranch, including the branding and shipping of cattle. She recalls her father and his fatal accident in a cattle pen. Jobs at Hawaii Meat Company and James Robinson estate are described. Although her home was not damaged in the 1946 tsunami, she tells of the destruction of neighboring homes, loss of life, and tales of survival.
rancher, secretary, estate manager, defense worker; Scottish-Hawaiian; female
Interview conducted in English.
Pages/Duration:1 hr, 15 min
19 pages
Coverage (Spatial):Hilo, Hawaii (island)
Appears in Collections: Tsunamis Remembered: Oral Histories of Survivors and Observers in Hawai‘i

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