A mele by Liliuokalani, 1896.

Ke Aloha Aina.

He lei he aloha keia la,
No kuu one hanau,
Kona mau kualono uliuli,
Na lau nahele kupaoa.

Hui—Puili mai a paa iloko,
Ke aloha i ka aina,
Haliu i ka Mea Mana,
A e ola no ka lahui.

He aloha la he aloha,
No kuu lahui oiwi,
I hookahi puuwai,
Kupaa me ka lokahi.

He aloha la he aloha,
Ka makani o ka aina,
I ka pa kolonahe mai,
A ka makani la he Moae.

E alu ka pule i ka Haku,
Me ka naau haahaa,
E noi me ka walohia,
E maliu mai no Ia.

Na ke Aliiaimoku.


A song of adornment, a song of love,
For my homeland,
Her verdant mountainsides,
The fragrant forest foliage.

Chorus—Embraced and held tightly within,
Love for this land,
Look towards the Almighty,
And the lahui shall live.

A song of love, a song of love,
For my native people,
Of one heart,
Steadfast in unity.

A song of love, a song of love,
The wind of the land,
Blowing gently
The wind, the Moae.

Pray as one to the Lord,
With humble hearts,
Beseech with reverence,
He shall pay heed.

By the Ruling Alii]

[Sometimes just doing a search using terms like "Liliuokalani," "Liliu," "Liliuonamoku," "Liliuonalani," "Moiwahine," &c., will not bring up all there is to find...

It would be very useful if there perhaps was a central place where people could add their finds to various topics, like in this case, mele by Liliuokalani.]

(Makaainana, 10/5/1896, p. 1)

Ke Aloha Aina.

Ka Makaainana, Buke VI—-Ano Hou, Helu 14, Aoao 1. Okatoba 5, 1896.

Kaiulani, the heir to the throne, 1891.


Olelo Kuahaua.

O makou o LILIUOKALANI, ma ka lokomaikai o ke Akua, Moiwahine o ko Hawaii Paeaina, i kulike ai me ka Pauku 22 o ke Kumukanawai o ko Hawaii Paeaina, ke hookohu aku nei, ke nele makou i ka Hooilina o ko makou kino ponoi iho, i ko makou kupa i aloha nui ia a kaikamahine hoi, ka Wohialii Kiekie VICTORIA KAWEKIU KAIULANI LUNALILO KALANINUIAHILAPALAPA Continue reading

Excursion of the Princess Regent Liliuokalani, 1881.

On the morning of this past Sunday, the Princess Regent [Kahu Aupuni] returned from the island of Kauai aboard the steamship C. R. Bishop, accompanied by Her Royal Younger Sister [Likelike], Miss Sophia Sheldon, and her attendants. When the ship entered the harbor, guns of salute were shot from Puowaina. When the ship landed, the two of them immediately boarded a car for the Palace. The Alii was in fine health. The royal excursion was welcomed warmly all around Kauai.

This past Wednesday, the Regent did a circuit of this island accompanied by Her Royal Younger Sibling, Hon. J. M. Kapena, and her attendants. They had breakfast in Maunawili, had lunch at Waimanalo, and spent the night in Maunawili.


At perhaps 45 minutes past the hour of 9 on the morning of this past Thursday, after the royal excursion left Maunawili for Kaneohe, an accident befell the Mother Regent, when her carriage was descending a cliff road, she was thrown backwards along with her driver, and tumbled for a short time. The Alii was somewhat bruised in the fall, and was brought back to Honolulu aboard the Waimanalo, and she is being treated by Doctor Webb. But we are happy to see that she is improving.

[Perhaps the newspaper is playing down the severity of Liliuokalani's injuries. In "Hawaii's Story," she sounds like she is in quite a lot of pain.]

(Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, 10/8/1881, p. 2)

I ke kakahiaka Sabati aku nei...

Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, Buke IV, Helu 41, Aoao 2. Okatoba 8, 1881.

More on Mrs. Heleluhe going to take the place of Kahele Nahaolelua, and name variations, 1897.


Because Mrs. Kahele Nahaolelua has been away from the presence of the Queen due to her illness, Mrs. Vakeki Heleluhe has been ordered to  seek out the Royal One in Washington; she will be leaving the mother land on the Australia of this next Wednesday, May 5th, for the skin-nipping cold of America, and while she is treads through San Francisco, her care will be under the guidance of J. A. Palmer [Pama], the Queen’s secretary. And for you, O Mrs. Vakeki Heleluhe, is our prayer, that your ocean voyage be accompanied by God’s protection and may he put you ashore on dry land in good health, and may he be with you on water and on land. And when you meet with the Heavenly Alii of the lahui, give the royal one our great aloha.

[According to David Forbes, from the new edition of "Hawaii's Story," Mrs. Heleluhe was sometimes referred to as "Waikiki". Here we see her as "Vakeki".

See another article on Mrs. Heleluhe's departure here.

Also, to be added to the index of the new edition should be:

Heleluhe, Wakeke Ululani, 106, 258, 338, 385, 391]

(Aloha Aina, 5/1/1897, p. 6)


Ke Aloha Aina, Buke III, Helu 18, Aoao 6. Mei 1, 1897.

Words of praise for C. R. Bishop on today, his birthday, 1896.



There are many kinds of memorials [kia hoomanao] to remember people by. A person is remembered for his deeds, in memorials built as pillars and monuments, in reminiscences, and preserved in the hearts of the many. Famous deeds of people are remembered with aloha for the good, and with scorn for the bad.

Queen Liliuokalani’s beloved efforts stand today as the Hui Hoonaauao i na Opio [Liliuokalani Educational Society].

The epitome of great deeds of these past days was done by a haole who lived here as a malihini and married one of the Princesses amongst the royal youth. Charles R. Bishop built the Kamehameha Schools, the memorial for his wife, the Alii Pauahi Bishop; and by this act of commemoration, a memorial now stands for all of the Kamehamehas, and it is impossible to forget their name.

 In the days when this haole friend was living here in Hawaii, he was often criticized for his stinginess and defiance by Hawaiian and haole alike, but he paid no care to this criticism. He continued with his work, ate healthily, [illegible digital image], until he was a rich man; but in all the criticism for him, there is no way that it could be said that he was a scoundrel or that he cheated someone; and this says a lot for his uprighteousness.

Likewise with his charity work, he acted with maturity and kindness without end in his steadfast support for the benefit of this lahui. In giving, he was not frivolous in his giving, but gave wisely. He donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Punahou College and to the Kamehameha Schools, from his own estate and from that of his wife’s; and from his own, also benefited were the Boarding School for  Boys and Girls. How wondrous is God in his passing down the great entire wealth of the Kamehamehas from one to another until it all came down to Keelikolani and then to Pauahi, the grandchildren of the first born of Kamehameha Nai Aupuni; and it was the last of the two, the one most knowledgeable of them all, as measured by their final deeds, which she created with her husband as a memorial for all of the Kamehamehas. This man was of a great mind in his carrying out meticulously this work which he and his wife discussed between themselves, without misappropriating a single parcel of land included in the estate of his wife, but instead he was conscientious and included his own estate. When put together with all the other beloved deeds by everyone in Hawaii nei, this is measured as the most wise of them all, the height and breadth of its foundation will go on and bear forth much benefits for this lahui. There is but yet one thing to complete and to perfect the building of this memorial to the Kamehamehas, that being the righteousness of God’s words, the basis upon which the good and the blessings of the lahui will continue.

But Bishop’s help for our people is not done in his continued assistance to the memorial to the Kamehamehas and their foster children [keiki hookama] in the covenant of marriage of Charles R. Bishop.

¹The first paragraph was left out because it was somewhat irrelevant to this particular post, and was commentary on J. Kekipi and the Christian Science [Hoomana Karistiano Naauao] faith.

(Oiaio, 2/21/1896, p. 2)


Ka Oiaio Puka La, Buke I, Helu 37, Aoao 2. Feberuari 21, 1896.

Marriage of Pauahi and Charles Reed Bishop, 1850.

Queen Liliuokalani reminisces in “Hawaii’s Story”:

“[Bernice] was one of the most beautiful girls I ever saw; the vision of her loveliness at that time can never be effaced from remembrance; like a striking picture once seen, it is stamped upon memory’s page forever. She married in her eighteenth year. She was betrothed to Prince Lot, a grandchild of Kamehameha the Great; but when Mr. Charles R. Bishop pressed his suit, my sister smiled on him, and they were married. It was a happy marriage.

[I was going to put up an article from the newspapers announcing their wedding, but it seems that there are none online. As for the Polynesian, the issues from March 23 to May 11, 1850 are missing. For the Honolulu Times which begins in 1849, there are none online at this time. The Hawaiian-Language Newspaper, Elele, is not currently available online (or on microfilm) after Augate 14, 1849. And it doesn’t seem to be covered in The Friend, which can be found here online through the efforts of the Mission Houses Museum.

150 years ago—The beginnings of the Kaahumanu Society, 1864.

Ahahui Kaahumanu.

I am V. K. Kaninaulani, along with A. Pauahi,¹ and L. Kamakaeha, are the Officers of this Association, of the Town of Honolulu, Island of Oahu, of the Hawaiian Archipelago. Because of our desire to announce this fine endeavor amongst ourselves and the people, we come together to undertake these tasks.


Clause I. This Association was established at Kawaiahao, Honolulu, on this day the 8th of August, 1864. This Association is officially called, “Ahahui Kaahumanu.”

Clause II. The Officers of this Association are the President, the Vice President, the Secretary, the Vice Secretary, and the Treasurer.

Clause III. This Association was established to assist each other member of this Association when they are in need (in sickness, poverty, and death)

Clause IV. The yearly meeting of this Association will be on the second Monday of August of each year, and a yearly Banquet will be held on the last day of August every year in Honolulu nei, at the location designated.

Clause V. The Association will supply Record Books [Buke Oihana] of the Association, as well as any other expenses for the President, Secretary, and the Treasurer.

Clause VI. The President will select Executive Committees for this Association, and they will prepare lists of names of those who want to present themselves before the Association.

Clause VII. Should a member of this Association die, then the President or if not the President, then a representative will order by Executive Committee to gather in mourning attire at the place of the deceased for the funeral over her body.

Clause VIII. The President of this Association is empowered to establish other Associations on the other islands of this Nation.

Clause IX. The Association shall resolve all problems and difficulties brought before it from other lands.

Clause X. The Treasurer may expend all funds at her disposal with the approval of the President.

Clause XI. Members of this Association shall pay a dollar and a half ($1.50) yearly, or installments of an eighth ($0.12.1-2) every month; it is not prohibited to give more.

Clause XII. Clauses of this Constitution may be changed after one year.

¹Pauahi is often referred to as A. Pauahi. [Would there be anyone who knows what that initial stands for?]

(Kuokoa, 8/20/1864, p. 4)

Ahahui Kaahumanu.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke III, Helu 34, Aoao 4. Augate 20, 1864.

Consul General from Japan, S. Shimizu, found, 1895 / 2014.

With the kind help of Bishop Museum volunteer Mr. K. Suzuki, the mystery is solved. The Consul General Representative for 1895 from Japan here in Hawaii nei who appears in “Hawaii’s Story by Hawaii’s Queen” was Seizaburō Shimizu.

[As per a listing of the Japanese consul generals stationed in Honolulu, which is printed in Sōga, Yasutarō. 1953. Gojūnenkan no Hawai Kaiko. Tokyo: Kankōkai.]

On the search for the Japanese consul, F. Schmibu, 1895 / 2014.

We see in “Hawaii’s Story,” some of those present at the Queen’s trial were:

“The diplomatic corps, Mr. Albert F. Willis, minister of the United States, A. G. S. Hawes, British commissioner, Monsieur De Verlet, French commissioner, Senior Canavarro, Portuguese commissioner, and Mr. F. Schmibu, the Japanese consul…”

[According to Thrum's Hawaiian Annual of 1895, Japan's diplomatic representative was "F. Schimiczu, Eleve-Consul."

In the Hawaii newspapers of the day, both English and Hawaiian-Language, there are also references to Consul-General Shimizu (Kanikela Kenerala Shimizu). But i still have yet to find any specific information on this man.

The four others are: Albert S. Willis, Albert G. S. Hawes, Henri L. Verleye, and Antonio de Souza Canavarro.]


Thrum’s Hawaiian Annual for 1895, p. 156.

On this day, perhaps it is appropriate to remember further indignity faced by the Queen, 1901.

Queen Liliuokalani was Refused Stay at Four Hotels in New York.

New York. Nov. 30.—Queen Liliuokalani arrived here last Friday unannounced, and she was refused stay at four posh hotels: The Waldorf-Astoria, Savoy, Netherlands, and Plaza. After being refused by the Plaza, one of the Queen’s servants saw this and and being that he heard them saying they were headed to the Hotel Roland, he went at once and announced that the Queen would be arriving. When Joshua Aea, her secretary, asked for their best room for some ladies, and for a room nearby for him and his friends.

“Not just anyone is allowed admittance here to this hotel,” said the hotel staff ["kakauolelo" seems to be a misprint]. “Do you have baggage?”

“Sir,” the secretary said while showing a list of their baggage, “I have had enough of all of these frustrations; I am the secretary of the Queen; the Queen is here.”

“Where is this Queen from?”

“This is the Queen Liliuokalani.

Only then was a room in the hotel given. The Queen will be leaving New York for Washington.

The reason  the Queen was barred was that she was thought to be a rich Black [Paele] woman going around trying to pass as a Queen, so that she would be allowed to stay at these beautiful hotels. All of those hotels have a policy not to allow Blacks to stay there. Perhaps if they knew she was the Queen, perhaps she would not have been driven off as we have seen above.

(Kuokoa, 12/13/1901, p. 1)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXXIX, Helu 24, Aoao 1. Dekemaba 13, 1901.