Lunalilo’s Crypt overgrown by weeds? 1894.

It is painful to see the cemetery of King Lunalilo at Kawaiahao, showing that it is not remembered, for it is overgrown by weeds. In its wealth, the crypt where his body is laid to rest was left to waste by his Trustees, along with Wile Kamika [William Owen Smith] who feasts off of his pay from the trust. This is proof of the missionary descendents’ [welo mikanele] contempt for the Alii of Hawaii, the people who made them wealthy and also their parents and grandparents.

(Makaainana, 3/19/1894, p. 4)

Ehaeha no hoi na maka...

Ka Makaainana, Buke I----Ano Hou, Helu 12, Aoao 4. Maraki 19, 1894.

2 thoughts on “Lunalilo’s Crypt overgrown by weeds? 1894.

  1. So typical of trustees – take the money and do as little as possible. Not a missionary thing I’m afraid – some of the bank trusts did the same things to the missionaries! Funny thing is the Smith -Waterhouse trust is pretty much out of their control here on Kauai. I so enjoy these little editorial jabs.

  2. There isn’t that much criticisms against the missionaries themselves that I’ve come across, but there are however a lot against the descendents (like the one above)…

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