Hawaii: Today in History 6/18

6-18-1892 Macadamia nuts 1st planted in Hawaii

The macadamia is indigenous to the Brisbane
area on the eastern shore of Australia, where it was
found growing in the native forest between 25°
south latitude near Maryborough, where M. integrifolia was predominant, and Coffs Harbour at
31° south latitude, where M. tetraphylla made up
the forest stand. Although Australian botanists
discovered and named the nut tree more than 125
years ago, the Australian farmers did not take
advantage of the tree until 1950, afterthe potential
of macadamia nut was indicated by the successful
planting at Keaau, Hawaii.
Macadamia was introduced to Hawaii by W. H.
Purvis (Fig. 1) in 1881, by the Jordan brothers
(Figs. 2 and 3) in 1892, and by the Territorial
Board of Agriculture between 1891 and 1895. The
Hawaiians, too, were slow in exploiting its commercial possibilities; however, Hawaii now is the
single largest producer in the world. The development and growth of the industry have been based
largely on the untiring efforts of the agricultural
scientists of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Federal Experiment Station and
the Hawaii Agricultural Experiment Station of
the University of Hawaii. Early industrial
pioneers then took daring chances in order to
establish a nut industry.

FANTASTIC paper on this subject at: https://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/oc/freepubs/pdf/RES-039.pdf

6-18-2012 R&B singer Bobby Brown (43) weds Alicia Etheridge in Honolulu, Hawaii

Bobby Brown, Alicia Etheredge

The singer and Alicia Etheredge, who have one child together, exchanged vows on the Honolulu stop of the New Edition tour.
Two years after he dropped to one knee at a New Edition concert in Jacksonville, Fla., Bobby Brown and manager Alicia Etheredge made it official and tied the knot Monday in Hawaii, People reported.

The couple, who exchanged vows on the Honolulu leg of the New Edition tour, celebrated their new marriage with family and friends, including 43-year-old Brown’s children Landon, 23, La’Princia, 22, and Bobby Jr., 19, as well as the couple’s only child together, Cassius, 3, who acted as the ring bearer.

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Bobby Jr. posted photos of the affair on Instagram, including a shot of the wedding party, which featured four small flower girls. Cassius and his father wore matching red suits and Adidas kicks, while Etheredge donned a more traditional white strapless sweetheart dress.

Bobbi Kristina Brown, 19, the R&B star’s daughter with late ex-wife Whitney Houston, was absent from the ceremony. The young aspiring reality TV star reportedly stayed in New York to shoot scenes for her upcoming Lifetime show The Houston Chronicles.

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