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Interview with Eloise Ahuna Pung

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Title: Interview with Eloise Ahuna Pung
Interviewer: Nishimoto, Warren
Interviewee: Pung, Eloise Ahuna
Keywords: Family Life
Hawaiians - Lifestyles
Natural Disasters
South Kona (district)
Issue Date: 1999
Series/Report no.: Tsunamis Remembered: Oral Histories of Survivors and Observers in Hawaii Volume II
Description: A woman recalls her family's farming lifestyle in Kona, where crops were exchanged for staples. She tells of moving to the town of Hilo, where her father built on Hawaiian Home Lands in Keaukaha. A witness to the 1946 tidal wave, she shares the experiences of her and her family. She also covers the effects of the 1960 tidal wave on her employer, Hilo Iron Works.
office worker, draftsperson; Hawaiian; female
Interview conducted in English.
Sponsor: State, Community
Pages/Duration: 1 hr, 5 min
26 pages
Geographic Coverage: Hilo, Hawaii (island)
Appears in Collections:Tsunamis Remembered: Oral Histories of Survivors and Observers in Hawai‘i

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