4 February - in Hawaiian History : The schooner “Active,” under the command of Capt. Richard Charlton, arrived in Hawaiʻi with Rev. William Ellis of the London Missionary Society and three Taihitian teachers including Tauā (Kauā). Tauā was chosen by Keōpūolani to be the personal teacher of her and her husband Ulumaheihei Hoapili (Hoapili Kāne).
When she returned to Maui in May of the same year with a small company of American missionaries, Tauā accompanied her and became one of the seven founding members of the first Christian church there - first called “Ebenezera, later named “Ka Ekalesia o Waineʻe,” and today called “Waiola Church.”
That church in Lāhainā in which Tauā was a founding member celebrated it’s 190th anniversary last year in 2013. (In the original church records book, his name is spelled (Kauwa) and he is listed as “belonging to the church in Huahine, Society Islands.”)
- Ulumaheihei Hoapili
- Rev. William Ellis
- Honor Guard at the burials of Keōpūolani, Nāhiʻenaʻena, Kaumualiʻi and other aliʻi within the Waineʻe Cemetery.
- Waiola Church, 2013