Our Mission

Punawaiola, which is translated as “spring water of life,” thematically represents how our past nourishes and sustains us today. We are dedicated to the collection and dissemination of digitized Hawaiian Kingdom historical and legal materials. The hope is to maximize public access to these important resources.

Mission

This week...

Below you will find images from Punawaiola that detail historical events that occurred this week in Hawaiʻi’s legal history. Join us as we delve into the past, to forge a path forward. I ka wā ma mua, i ka wā ma hope!

October 8, 1840

Constitution of 1840