Home | Timelines | First Years | Collections | Historical | Albums | Archaeology | PVSA | About |

Home >> Polynesian Voyaging Society Archives >> Primary Source Documents 1973-1977

>> Polynesian Voyaging Society Archives

Primary Source Documents, Set 1 — 1973- 1977

1973-1976 - THE EXPERIMENT AND THE FIRST THREE YEARS
draft proposing an experiment (PDF, 17 pages)
Petition and Charter of Incorporation
A voyage into Hawai'i's Past by Ben Finney, Polynesian Voyaging Society News, August 1975 (1st 2 pages only)
fundraising - Honolulu Advertiser, November 30, 1973

1974 - THE YEAR OF THE CANOE
(?) fundraising letter
(?) crew sponsor program letter
educational activities
canoe building - Sunday Star Bulletin & Advertiser
Kamehameha Schools canoe builders
1974 the Griffiths proposal

1975 - YEAR OF THE MEN
progress report and request for parts assembly San Souci Beach, Waikiki
page 1 Polynesian Voyaging Society News, October 1975
(?) Honolulu Star-Bulletin editorial by A.A. Smyser
canoe launch committees - Lu'au and crew ceremony
canoe launch oli translated by Mary Pukui
Kamehameha Schools mea oli
canoe launch guest list
ticket and sample invitation letter
canoe launch ceremony draft, March 4, 1975

1976 - YEAR OF THE VOYAGE
— PREPARATION
Herb Kane summary of activities -Honolulu Advertiser, no date
letter from the President, Dr. Ben F. Finney, Polynesian Voyaging Society News, February 1976
Hokule'a crew application form
Hokule'a crew selection criteria
Hokule'a crew short list notice
Hokule'a crew list
crew - Honolulu Advertiser, February 9, 1976
National Geographic Society, WQED instructions
shippng articles
sailing orders
communications
Meotai escort vessel
navigation log and chart sample Tahiti to Hawai'i
food project recipes
coconut weaving

— THE VOYAGE TO TAHITI AND BACK
special issue, Polynesian Voyaging Society News, April 1976
first 24 hours - Honolulu Advertiser, May 3, 1976
to Tahiti - Honolulu Advertiser, June 2, 1976
from Tahiti - Honolulu Advertiser, July 12, 1976
triumphant welcome back - Honolulu Advertiser, July 27, 1976
What it really was like on the Hokule‘a by Mary Cooke, Honolulu Advertiser, August 13, 1976
ki'i - Honolulu Advertiser, December 6, 1976


— THE EXPERIMENT COMPLETED. EVALUATIONS FROM THE FOLLOWING:.
the psychiatrist. the navigator, Mau Piailug.
the Captain - Honolulu Advertiser, August 13, 1976
Ben Finney - Honolulu Star-Bulletin, December 23, 1976
Herb Kane - Polynesian Voyaging Society letter

1976-1979 EDUCATIONAL PROJECTS
the 1976 Children's Book Project (PDF, 6 p
.)
the Kealaikahiki experiment, April 1977 (PDF, 7pages)
Kamehameha Schools education grant
education committee activities 1976-77, 1978-79 (PDF, 29 pages)
1977-78 education committee report (PDF, 11 pages)

1977
Congressional Record entry by U.S. Representative Cec Heftel
Hokule‘a designer's view of voyage by Rudy Choy, Honolulu Advertiser, February 11, 1977

1977 -HOKULE'A SAILS AGAIN
Hokule'a sails again Honolulu Advertiser, March 31, 1977
to try the ancient route Kealaikahiki articles from the 2 newspapers, 1977

Hilo aloha Hawaii Tribune Herald, April 25, 1977

Photo credit: Michael A. Tongg


Web site maintained by Kamehameha Schools Archives
General photo credit: Kamehameha Schools Archives
©Kamehameha Schools. Statements of copyright, privacy and disclaimer.