Small Talk

Maunawili Archaeology and Historic Sites Tour

May 30th, 2012

Interested in learning some history about Maunawili, in Windward Oahu? On Saturday June 2 from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm, Drs. Paul Brennan and Chuck Burrows will lead an archaeological and historical sites tour from Ulupo Heiau to the Liliuokalani’s Retreat and Kukapoki Heiau in upper Maunawili Valley.

Participants will learn how the early Hawaiians managed the natural resources of the Kailua ahupua’a and how Chinese and Japanese farmers grew their rice crops and engaged in truck farming in Kawainui and Maunawili.
The tour is sponsored by Ahahui Malama I ka Lokahi, the Kailua Historical Society and the Kailua Hawaiian Civic Club. A donation of $10 for the tour is requested and reservations will be limited to 30 persons. The group will car pool between sites.
Reservations should be made by calling Ahahui Malama I ka Lokahi at 263-8008 or email AML at

2 Responses to “Maunawili Archaeology and Historic Sites Tour”

  1. Ken Conklin:

    During the past 20 years I have had the privilege of taking several tours and having numerous conversations with both Chuck Burrows and Paul Brennan. They are true experts on the history and culture of Kailua and Maunawili, and are both living exemplars of the Aloha Spirit. This particular tour, and any activity organized by them or by Ahahui Malama i ka Lokahi, is well worth the time and whatever fee might be requested. Individuals or families can also participate in regularly scheduled workdays cleaning and restoring Ulupo Heiau (near the YMCA) and the grounds below and behind it; and Na Pohaku o ka Wahine at the edge of Kawainui marsh (entry trail across Quarry Road from La Jardin School). Ahahui would be a very worthy organization for people wanting to make charitable contributions to a local group focusing on taking care of the lands and history of this area.

  2. Diane Ako:

    Ken Conklin- Yes, Dr. Burrows was my high school biology teacher. He's terrific. I will one day go on these tours, but the scheduling and other factors aren't right for this particular event.

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