Kaiulani’s birthday, 1890.

Birthday of Kaiulani

This Thursday, October 16th, Her Highness, the Alii, Princess Victoria Kawekiu Kaiulani Lunalilo Kalaninuiahi Lapalapa, made fifteen years of age. Although the young alii whose birthday it is, is in England in pursuit of education, we hear that the Women’s Horse Riding Association of Liliuokalani commemorated this day by parading on horseback in pa-u, on the morning of the birthday; and that afternoon, there was a great celebratory feast set at Kalaepohaku under the auspices of Mr. William Auld, to celebrate the birthday of this young Princess of Hawaii nei. And we wish [ke puaaenei makou?] that the young alii’s search for education in foreign lands progresses, and her days are lengthened with ease until her return to her homeland amongst her people [mawena o ko lakou mau makaainana?]!

(Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, 10/18/1890)

KA LA HANAU O KAIULANI

Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, Buke XIII, Helu 42, Aoao 2, Okatoba 18, 1890.

Birth Announcement of Princess Kaiulani, 1875.

Brand New Princess

We are full of joy at being the ones to announce the news that will make all corners of Hawaii elated, that being at 9:15 in the morning of this past Saturday, October 16th, born here in Honolulu nei, was Princess Victoria Kaiulani Cleghorn by

“Like a kahuli snail of changing colors in the sun
Is the sparking [lohi] flats glittering [lohi] in Maukele
How slow [lohi] are you, dallying
Dallying are you, the woman [one with the “canoe”]
It is you, and now they are gone.”—

that being the Royal child of the Alii, C. Kapaakea and A. Keohokalole, who have passed on without holding their grandchild; and the alii wife of the chief, Ake [“Archie.” Archibald Cleghorn] of this town.

The birth of a new alii is something that will fill loyal subjects with boundless joy and happiness, with thoughts that she will procreate and increase the future generations of the alii now in rule. This is the first birth of a child of one of Keoho’s alii children, therefore, their royal offspring will become a great darling for them all.

We pray for the Heavens’ patience and benevolence, that they watch over her in her youth, and that they lengthen her days, as well as her alii mother, so that she may give birth to many royal children.

(Kuokoa, 10/23/1875, p. 2)

He kama Aliiwahine opio hou loa.

Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XIV, Helu 43, Aoao 2. Okatoba 23, 1875.

Kaiulani School celebrates Princess Kaiulani’s birthday in 1914.

Birthday of Princess Kaiulani Remembered.

Eleven-hundred and eighty-five students from six through eighteen years in age, both boys and girls of all ethnicities under the sun, celebrated the birthday of the Princess who has passed, Kaiulani, at Kaiulani School on this past Friday. The school grounds were teeming with children and parents; this celebration was not the first, but is done every year by this school; and if the young Princess were still alive, the one for whom this school is called, she would be thirty-nine years old. This is the school with the biggest enrollment in the Territory.

A program of the events of the day was prepared, and due to the small hall, some of the performances were done twice or three times before the same audience.

One of the greatest things seen in this program was the reading of a mele for Kaiulani that was composed by the present school superintendent, Henry Walworth [Walsworth] Kinney. Mr. Kinney was a news writer for one of the papers of Honolulu fifteen years ago; he was also present at the school during the festivities prepared for the day; and when Helen Duncan began to read this mele, everyone was astounded at this mele which was composed with great skill, for this mele was forgotten, but when they heard it being read again, immediately thoughts of aloha welled within them for the young princess who died.

There was a large, life-like portrait of Princess Kaiulani on a wall, which was adorned with lei of ilima and maile, while the children sang “Ka Lei o Kaiulani.” There were small speeches presented by Mr. Gerrit P. Wilder and Mrs. H. H. Webb about the life of the Princess.

Here below is the program of events:

Song—Ainahau—Mabel King on the piano.

Kaiulani—Reading……. Christian Arpe, J. Holt, Norman Alama, V. Kamakawiwoole, J. Ross, and L. Kaulukou.

Song—Lei o Kaiulani—Miss Stewart’s Class

Speeches—Gerrit P. Wilder and Mrs. H. H. Webb.

Kaiulani—Song composed by H. W. Kinney and read by Helen Duncan.

Kaiulani—Song composed by E. W. Wilcox and read by K. Rowland.

Stevenson—A story of the Princess of the Island read by Maria Prestige.

Song—Himeni, O! Hiamoe—Miss Lofquist’s Class.

Kaiulani School was built in 1889.

(Kuokoa, 10/23/1914, p. 4)

HOOMANAOIA KA LA HANAU O KE KAMALIIWAHINE KAIULANI

Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LII, Helu 43, Aoao 4. Okatoba 23, 1914.