Ualapue: Molokai: Oral Histories from the East End

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    Principal Investigator:
    Warren Nishimoto
  • This oral history project was conducted under a contract between the Center for Oral History (COH) of the University of Hawai'i, and DBED for the purposes of: 1) documenting first-hand historical information on 'Ualapu'e Fishpond and the surrounding community to both preserve the cultural integrity of the pond as restoration takes place and to provide educational materials relating to fish pond culture and East End, Moloka'i community history; 2) making this information available to those planning to restore other ponds in the future, as well as to researchers, students and the general public needing information on Moloka'i's social and cultural history; and 3) obtaining from community residents input and reactions regarding the pond's restoration.  To explore these interviews and more:

Interviewee Collection Sort descending Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation
William M. Akutagawa, Jr. Ualapue: Molokai: Oral Histories from the East End

William M. Akutagawa, Jr. was born February 18, 1948 on Moloka'i. His late father, William M. Akutagawa, Sr., was the son of Japanese immigrants. His mother, Katharine Hagemann Akutagawa, is the daughter of a German immigrant father and Hawaiian mother.  William grew up in KamalO and visited his grandparents in 'Ualapu'e often, spending much of his youth fishing the waters off of 'Ualapu'e Fishpond. He attended Kilohana School and Moloka'i High School, graduating in 1966.

Warren Nishimoto Kaunakakai, HI University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Center for Oral History , State of Hawai'i Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism