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Count Strzelecki visit to Hawaii

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  1. His claim to the title of Count was never legally established and it was given to him by his friends and associates as a sign of their personal recognition.
  2. Are this point it is still unclear whether he also discovered gold in New Zealand.
  3. It was feared that a gold rush could undercut the growth of agriculture in prosperous New South Wales.
  4. Cf. Sir Paul Edmund de Strzelecki, Physical Description of New South Wales and Van Diemen’s Land, London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans 1845: reprinted in 1967 in Adelaide by the Libaries Board of South Australia.
  5. The same article was reprinted with the author's permission in The Sandwich Islands Gazette & Journal of Commerce, October6, 1838.
  6. The correct spelling of this Hawaiian word is Halema'uma'u.
  7. Notice his more precise rendering of this word.
  8. Cf. This article „The volcano of Kilauea” in the Tasmanian Journal … pp. 37-38.
  9. The examination of his Hawaiian records indicates that his stay in the Sandwich Islands was limited to the Big Island (Hawaii) and the island Oahu.
  10. It is hoped that this article might renew some interest in Strzelecki among the embers of Hawaii's Bicentennial Committee and that his name will appear with the names of some other distinguished European visitors to the se Islands.

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  11. Cf. Alfons I. Korn, „The Victorian Visitors”, Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1958, p 32.
  12. Cf. „Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society”, London, vol. XVIII Session 1873-74, Nos. in to v, p.518.
  13. Cf. his Physical Description …, p. 106.
  14. Cf. passages on Strzelecki in J.D. Dana's Characteristics of Volcanoes (New York, 1891), C.H. Hitchcock's „Hawaii and Its Volcanoes (Honolulu 1909), and W.T. Brigham's study „ Kilauea and Mauna Loa Hawaiian Volcanoes”; Memories of Bernice Pauabi Bishop Museum of Polynesian Ethnology and Natural History Honolulu, vol. II (1909) no.4 which evaluate the real extent of his Contribution to the knowledge of Hawaii's volcanoes.
  15. Ibid., p.111.
  16. Strzelecki was a passionate mountain climber. He claimed the highest peaks in the Andes and in the Australian Alps, amongst them Mount Kosciuszko, Australia's highest peak, which he named after the polish patriot and hero of the American revolution, Thaddeus Kosciuszko. Please also notice that he used the name Mount Kosciuszko which only later was simplified to Mount Kosciuszko.
  17. Ibid., p.163.
  18. Słabczyński reports that Strzelecki on September 21, 1838, that is, a day after H.M.S. Fly's arrival in Honolulu, revisited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bingham, the head of American missionaries in Hawaii; and that on September 28, Capitan Elliot, he and the Fly officers were invited to a special luau (party) given in their honor by the Hawaiian chiefs. The British Consul, Mr. Charlton, and a number of notable members of Honolulu's European colony were also present.
        (Cf. his monograph Pawel Edmund Strzelecki, Podroze - odkrycia - prace, Warsaw: Państwowe Wydawnictwo Naukowe, 1957, p.96).
  19. Cf. his Physical Description …, p. 349.

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  20. Ibid., p.338.
  21. Cf. William Ellis, A Native of a tour Through Hawaii, or Owyhee: With Some Remarks on the History, Traditions, Manners, Customs and Language of the Inhabitants of the Sandwich Islands, Honolulu: Hawaiian Gazette Co.,1917 (a reprint of the 1827 London edition) p. 89.
  22. For details of their romantic love which lasted until Strzelecki's death, see Słabczyński's monograph, p.36.
  23. He claims that Strzelecki's did not care for Prussian military drill. Cf. his book Warszawa Warsaw, 1926, p. 184.
  24. This is a fragment from his request for naturalization written on November 14,1845. The text is Quoted according to Paweł Edmund Strzelecki, Pisma Wybrane. Warsaw: Państwowe Wydawnictwo Naukowe, 1961.
        It is curious that he given his birthday as a June 30, while according to his birth-baptismal certificate he was born on July 20!.
  25. Cf. his Pisma Wybrane. p. 163.
  26. Ibid., p.167.

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