Gaming Stone, ulumaika, Hawaiian Islands
diameter 2 1/2in (6.4cm)
with highly polished and naturally pitted surface.
Raymond C. Brown Collection, Honolulu, HI
Brown was Secretary of Hawaii and engaged in public and semi-public service since 1901. Brown was appointed secretary of the Territory by the late President Warren G. Harding in 1921. From September, 1923, to March, 1924, and for several months later in 1924, Brown acted as governor of the Territory, during the absences of Governor W. R. Farrington on official business. Coming to Hawaii, Feb. 1, 1901, as a representative of the U. S. Department of Labor, Brown, upon completing the compilation of labor statistics required by the government, entered the U. S. Immigration Service in 1903. He served from 1906 until 1912 as inspector in charge of immigration at Honolulu and having had wide experience in matters pertaining to foreign labor, spent two years in Europe recruiting laborers for Hawaii. Returning to Honolulu in 1914, he was appointed secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, holding that responsible position for seven years, until his appointment to his present office.
Cf. Buck (1957: p 372) for a discussion of the game of ulumaika as well as similar game stone examples.