Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park

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Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park

Address:PO Box 129
Honaunau, HI 96726

Phone:808-328-2326
Fax:808-328-9485
Web: www.nps.gov/puho/
Size: 420 acres.
Established: Authorized as City of Refuge National Historical Park on July 26, 1955; renamed on November 10, 1978.
Location:On the Kona Coast of the island of Hawaii. Take HI 11 to HI 160 and continue downhill 4 miles to park entrance.
Facilities:Picnic area, rest rooms (é), bathhouse, visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Hiking, swimming, fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, wildlife viewing.
Special Features:Until 1819, the year of the death of Kamehameha I, vanquished Hawaiian warriors, noncombatants, and kapu breakers could escape death by reaching this sacred ground. Park includes ancient house sites, royal fishponds, coconut groves, and spectacular shore scenery.

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References in classic literature ?
Sometimes a whole city which stood in need of being repeopled was temporarily created a place of refuge. Louis XI.
When there is no place of refuge at all, it is desperate ground.
After some time, they left their place of refuge from the weather, and mingled with the concourse.
Blenkinsop indeed, who had seen the birth of Jos and Amelia, and the wooing of John Sedley and his wife, was for staying by them without wages, having amassed a considerable sum in their service: and she accompanied the fallen people into their new and humble place of refuge, where she tended them and grumbled against them for a while.
The unwonted cry had brought the sisters, together with the wounded David, from their place of refuge; and the whole party, at a single glance, was made acquainted with the nature of the disaster that had disturbed even the practiced stoicism of their youthful Indian protector.
you will be there in your own home, and that will be the place of refuge you spoke of just now."
A nice way to answer a man, to call him "Sir," and to get behind his rank as if it was a place of refuge from him!
Surely he would prefer writing to Miss Giles to join him when he got to a safe place of refuge, rather than encumber himself with the young lady before he was well out of reach of the far-stretching arm of the law.
Within these essays, California is preserved as a place of refuge for misfits, immigrants, and the aspirational.
He said: "Birmingham is a city that grew out of being a place of sanctuary and a place of refuge.
Mr Motlhabani explained that the envisaged 700-seater church would be a place of refuge, worship and where the true gospel would be taught.
John Baptist de La Salle, and the Notre-Dame Cathedral was a place of refuge for him," the University's caption wrote.