From Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium
In 1778, British explorer James Cook made the first reported European discovery of Hawai`i
The first Christian ministers arrived in Hawaii in 1820
Translation of the bible began in 1822
Translations of the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and John were printed in Rochester, New York, in 1828-29
A complete New Testament in Hawaiian was printed on the island of Oahu in 1832
The entire Bible was produced in Honolulu in 1837-39
A second translation, "Baibala Hemolele," was produced by Ephraim Clarke in 1868.
In 1994 the American Bible Society printed a third translation of the bible.
Sponsored by the nonprofit Partners in Development Foundation, 'Ahahui Baibala Hemolele began in 2002.
In 2008 'Ahahui Baibala Hemolele launched www.baibala.org