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Hawaiian and Pacific Resources on the Web

| Books | Culture & Language | Education |Environment| Genealogy |
| Government & Law |Health | History |
| Libraries | Newspapers |Pacific Islands |Recreation| Statistics | Weather |

Books & Journals Online

All About Hawai`i
Thomas G. Thrum
University of Michigan Electronic Resource:

ANU E Press (Australian National University) - free, downloadable books

Early New Zealand Books

- Full text (and searchable) access to "significant books published about New Zealand in the nineteenth century"

Eruptions of Hawaiian Volcanoes: Past, Present, and Future by Robert I. Tilling, Christina Heliker, and Thomas L. Wright

Hawai`i Digital Library

Hawai`i’s Story by Hawai`i’s Queen by Liliuokalani 1898

The House of Pride and Other Tales of Hawai`i by Jack London

Internet Sacred Text Archive - Hawaii & Pacific

-Contains full text of out-of-print or classic religion/mythology texts. 

Some Hawai`i books available:

Journal of the Polynesian Society (NZ) - University of Auckland

-Digitized, full text articles from vol.1 1892 to vol. 62 1953

Myths & Legends of Our New Possessions & Protectorate by C. M. Skinner (1910)


New Zealand Electronic Text Centre

- "Free online archive of New Zealand and Pacific Islands texts and heritage materials"

Te Ara - Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Ulukau: Electronic Library


Business: For Hawai`i Business links, go to the Business Research Tools page


Culture & Language

Bishop Museum Mele Index

-Index of mele and chants archived at the Bishop Museum

English-Maori Word Translator (Nga Aho Whakamaori-a-tuhi)

Hawai`i Museums Association - List of Hawai`i Museums

Hawaiian Chants & Songs in Published and Recorded Sources - Searchable Index

- Indexes and lists compiled and provided by Dr. Amy K. Stillman

Huapala Hawaiian Music and Hula Archives

Ka'iwakiloumoku Hawaiian Cultural Center (Kamehameha Schools)

-Articles, newspaper links to a variety of Hawaiian issues

Kualono - Hawaiian Fonts

Pidgin English Dictionary

Polynesian Voyaging Society

  • 2007 Voyages to Micronesia and Japan (PVS)
  • Hokule`a - Voyages to Micronesia and Japan (Honolulu Advertiser)

UH Manoa Hawaiian Collection
Bibliographies for genealogies, chants, place names, Mahele

Ulukau Hawaiian Dictionary (click top link for English Text)



Hawai`i Association of Charter Schools

Hawai`i Association of Independent Schools

Hawai`i Department of Education / Hawai`i’s Public Schools

Hawai`i Public School Websites

Hawai`i Schools Online

Ka Papahana Kaiapuni Hawai`i - Hawaiian Language Immersion Schools (DOE)

Western Curriculum Coordination Center UH Manoa – College of Education

World Wide Web Virtual Library : Indigenous Studies



Hawai`i Biological Survey Databases (HBS) - Bishop Museum

-Ongoing natural history inventory of all native and non-native flora and fauna within the Hawaiian archipelago

Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk Project (Invasive Species)

Hawaiian Ethnobotany Online Database - Bishop Museum

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory

Hawai`i’s Endangered and Threatened Species - Bishop Museum

Macaulay Library Archive of Animal Sounds & Video (Cornell Lab of Ornithology)

-Achive of animal audio and video files.  Some Hawai`i species (i.e. elepaio, i`iwi, Hawaiian monk seal) are within the archive.  Search by Latin taxonomy (scientific name) for accurate results.

Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – Pacific Islands

Hawai`i Center for Volcanology

National Park Service - Hawai`i Volcanoes

Pacific Islands Water Science Center - USGS

-Water resources and data (ground, stream, rain, flooding, etc.) for Hawai`i, American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, and Palau



Bishop Museum Archives

Hawai`i Genealogy

Hawai`i State Archives - Digital Collections

- includes Mahele and some Government Office Holders, Passenger Manifests, Tax Ledgers, Vital Statistics & World War I Records

Ulukau - Genealogical Indexes

- includes some Marriage, Divorce, Death (Probate), Wills and Naturalization, Denization and Passport Records


see also UH Manoa Hawaiian Collection link under Culture & Language


Government & Law

City and County of Honolulu

Hawai`i Department of Agriculture

Hawai`i Department of the Attorney General - Reports

Hawai`i Government Directory of State, County, and Federal Officials (pdf)

Hawai`i State Holidays

Federal Recognition for Native Hawaiians

Hawai`i Documents Center

Hawai`i Legislative Reference Bureau

Hawai`i Revised Statutes

Hawai`i State Data Book
see Statistics - State of Hawai`i Data Books

Hawai`i State Government

Hawai`i State Judiciary Helpful Information and Resources

Legal Aid Society of Hawai`i

Office of Hawaiian Affairs

State and County Employment Opportunities



Hawai`i State Commission on the Status of Women

Native Hawaiian Health Database - index only; materials available at UH Manoa or Hawai`i Medical Library

University of Hawai`i Center on the Family

For Health Statistics see Statistics, below.


History & Timelines

Annexation of Hawai`i: A Collection of Documents (UH Manoa)

Extraordinary Women of Hawai`i

Hawai`i Agriculture

Hawai`i History Timeline

Hawai`i Immigration Timeline

Hawai`i Labor History (Center for Labor Education & Research Labor Timeline)

Library of Congress Map Collections 1500-2004


Pearl Harbor Timeline

World History Archives



Hawaiian Language Newspaper Index (Bishop Museum)

Hawaiian Language Newspapers (UH)

Honolulu Advertiser

Honolulu Star-Bulletin

Honolulu Weekly

Maori Language Niupepa Collection


Pacific Business News

Pacific Islands Report


Pacific Islands

Archives: Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (UH Manoa index of microfilm documents)

Moving Images of the Pacific Islands database (Film & Video guide)

Te Puna Web Directory : a directory to New Zealand & Pacific Island websites

US Department of State (Bureau of East Asian & Pacific Affairs)

- Nations and Island Groups:

American Samoa

Cook Islands

Federated States of Micronesia

Compact of Free Association (U.S.):

2005 Statistical Yearbook -- see Statistics



Marshall Islands, Republic of

Compact of Free Association (U.S.):

New Caledonia (en francaise)

New Zealand


Northern Mariana Islands, Commonwealth of the

Palau, Republic of

Papua New Guinea

Solomon Islands (Dept. of Commerce, Industries and Employment)

Tonga, Kingdom of

Tuvalu Islands


Western Samoa



Hawaiian Lifeguard Association

- For ocean safety and information about specific beaches

Na Ala Hele - Hawaii Trail and Access System

State Parks



-Business, Economics & Labor

Dept of Business, Economic Development and Tourism
Statistics and Economic Information (Site Contents)

Dept of Business, Economic Development and Tourism
Visitor Statistics

Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations

Research and Statistics

-Including employment, minimum wage, Career Kokua and Kumu A`o


Hawai`i Census 1990

Hawai`i Census 2000

US Census Bureau Census 2000 Data for the State of Hawai`i

US Census Bureau Census 2000 Data Fact Sheet for Race, Ethnic, or Ancestry Group

US Census Bureau Census 2000 QuickFacts - Hawai`i

-Data Books:

Kids Count 2007 Data Book Online Hawai`i

Native Hawaiian Data Books

State of Hawai`i Data Books (2000-2006)


Dept. of Health: Health Statistics

-Includes Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Hawai`i Health Surveys, Alcohol & Drug Use Surveys, Health Trends in Hawai`i

Dept. of Health: Vital Statistics

Statistical Sources for Health (UH Health Services Library - John A. Burns School of Medicine)

-Pacific Islands:

Federated States of Micronesia Statistical Yearbook 2005 (pdf) : Pacific Islands (US Dept. of the Interior Insular Affairs)

-Statistical data on economy, gross national products, population, etc.



Hawai`i Weather

National Weather Service Forecast Office Honolulu

Naval Pacific Meteorology and Oceanography Center/Joint Typhoon Warning Center


Last Updated: May 21, 2009