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Second hand Source could've been a bad one?[edit]

I noticed how the ancient name of Maui being Ihikakapalaumaewa was mentioned & the cited source was page 2 of "Sites of Maui'" by Elspeth P. Sterling. By the way, in the book for those of us that have it you will see that under that section of "Ancient Name of Maui" she cites her source as S. M. Kamakau, Ka Moolelo o Hawaii, Ke Au Okoa, March 10, 1870. The actual source is written by Samuel M. Kamakau in Ke Au Okoa but for October 17, 1869, not somewhere 5 months later as she incorrectly cited.

It's always important to get the true source of information rather than rely on second or third hand information. I've always used the original sources even though so many other "foreigners" have tried to come up with their own version to which many Wiki editors/contributors like to cite due to the fact that they're readily available online. Sometimes we need to make more effort and actually physically go to a library and comb through the books and actual papers and cite them as sources, not through a second hand source no matter how easy it is. Anyone can publish a book and use that as a 'credible' source on any issue, matter or what they can interpret to be as fact. Mamoahina (talk) 09:44, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

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The Far Away Night[edit]

The Far Away Night

Over the hills and far away, where the Moon and the Stars, dance around with the day. The setting Sun lights the sky, blue and red, and says to the Hilltops, “Get ready for bed”. The Northwind sighs and whispers “Goodnight”, then turns to the Sun and says “turn off the light”. Then the Sun yawns and closes her eyes. She’ll rise in the morning, a baby’s surprise. The Far Away Night has covered the sky and the Moon and the Stars float quietly by. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2.217.4.117 (talk) 19:54, 18 May 2013 (UTC)