Crown Room of Iolani Palace, 1936.

THE CROWN ROOM OF IOLANI PALACE TO BE REDONE

ACTING GOVERNOR HITE REVEALED HIS THOUGHTS

This past Thursday, June 25, acting Governor [kokua Kiaaina] Charles M. Hite revealed his thoughts to redo the crown room of Iolani Palace in the upcoming days to bring back once again the commemoration of the alii of Hawaii who passed on; the pulo’ulo’u, the paintings hanging upon the walls, the throne, and also the other chairs which decorated the crown room.

If this crown room is truly redone, the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum will be asked to return all of the belongings of the alii of the past held by them, as well as some other people who took these valuables. Governor Hite said that it is not known who took portraits of some of the alii and they will be searched for in the future for where they were taken, and it will be discovered who took the portraits and some other things from the estates of the alii.

Mr. Hite understands that all of this property was taken without any documentation left showing those who took these things; and by whose authority were these things allowed to be taken?

It is desired for this crown room to be remade into how it was in the past, and not just returning the lost property, but so that the visitors who come amongst us can see.

(Alakai o Hawaii, 7/2/1936, p. 1)

E HANA HOU IA ANA KA RUMI KALAUNU O IOLANI HALE

Ke Alakai o Hawaii, Buke 9, Helu 12, Aoao 1. Iulai 2, 1936.

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