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Interview with Emma Manouaokalani Kaawakauo

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Title: Interview with Emma Manouaokalani Kaawakauo
Interviewer: Kodama-Nishimoto, Michi
Interviewee: Kaawakauo, Emma Manouaokalani
Keywords: Dancing
Hawaiians - Lifestyles
Land and Ownership
Issue Date: 1985
Series/Report no.: Waikiki, 1910 - 1985: Oral Histories
Description: A woman of Hawaiian ancestry recalls her parents' background, including her mother's ties to Queen Liliuokalani; family home on Hamohamo Road; neighborhood families, shops, and peddlers; hula lessons and entertaining at Lalani Hawaiian Village; childhood games; surfing with father; Japanese neighbor; schooling at Mrs. Lono's Kindergarten, Waikiki School, and St. Andrew's Priory; life during World War II; Graceland College; skin color and discrimination; work in kindergarten and state government; loss of Waikiki property; and reflects on changes in Waikiki.
teacher's assistant, clerk, secretary; Hawaiian; female
Interview conducted in English.
Sponsor: State
Pages/Duration: 3 hr
43 pages
Geographic Coverage: Honolulu, Oahu
Appears in Collections:Waikiki, 1910–1985: Oral Histories

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