Kailua-Kona in Hawaii County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
Kaloko-Honokohau National Historic Park
The park is a window into which you glimpse the lives of generations of Hawaiians, on the land where they lived. It is also a door to creating a future where traditional values of Hawaiian people can flourish. (Inscription below the photo on the far left) The Hawaiian people are the real treasures of Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park. Not only will traditional ideas, values, skills, and art forms be preserved, but here they can thrive.
(Inscription below the photo in the center left)
The fishpond walls are tangible..evidence of the connection between people, land, and the sea. Made of stone, built in the ocean; providing for commoner, and chief alike, the fishponds embody the spirit of Hawaii and Hawaiians.
(Inscription below the photo in center right)
Honu (Hawaiian green sea-turtles)
Hanau ka aina, hanau ke alii, hanau ke kanaka Born was the land, born were the chiefs, born were the common people. This Hawaiian proverb speaks of the connection between the land and people. At Kaloko-Honakonau, the land was of special importance to the alii. Perhaps more vividly than anywhere else in Hawaii, here you can see evidence of the lives of both the alii and kanaker, and how they worked, played and interacted on the rugged land they shared.
Erected by National Park Service-United States Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Landmarks.
Location. 19° 40.716′ N, 156° 1.302′ W. Marker is in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, in Hawaii County. Marker is on Queen Kaahumanu Highway (SR 19). The marker is near the Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kailua Kona HI 96740, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ala Mauka Makai (here, next to this marker); A Sanctuary for Humpback Whales (here, next to this marker); Honokohau Settlement (approx. 0.6 miles away); Kamakahonu Kamakahonu / Kailua Pier (approx. 3.1 miles away); Ahu'ena Heiau (approx. 3.1 miles away); Niumalu Beach / Kailua Bay (approx. 3.2 miles away); Hulihe‘e Palace / Moku‘aikaua Church (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kailua-Kona.
Also see . . . Kaloko-Honokohau National Historic Park - NPS. (Submitted on March 2, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 26, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 365 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 26, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.