O Hawaii, My Beloved Homeland! 1932 and Forever.

E HAWAII E KUU ONE HANAU E

E Hawaii e kuu one hanau e
Kuu home Kulaiwi nei
Oli no au i na pono lani ou
E Hawaii aloha e.

Cho.

E hauoli e na opio o Hawaii nei
Oli e, oli e
Me ke aheahe makani e pa mai nei
Mau ke aloha no Hawaii.

Na ke Akua e kiai mai ia oe
Kou mau kualono aloha e
Kou mau kahawai olinolino e
Mau ke aloha no Hawaii.

(Ka himeni keia a Lolena Laiana i haku ai)

[I just saw a report on a cool project featuring this mele by patriot Lorenzo Lyons. Hawaii News Now – Sunrise this morning did a piece on the Mana Mele Project being carried out by Mana Maoli and Playing For Change. Check out the story here! Mau ke aloha no Hawaii!]

(Hoku o Hawaii, 7/12/1932, p. 2)

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Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Buke XXVI, Helu 5, Aoao 2. Iulai 12, 1932.

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Queen Emma sends condolences to Mataio Kekuanaoa, 1866.

News of the Royal Court

Through the kindness of His Highness Mataio Kekuanaoa, we put before our readers these loving words of our Queen Emma.

Upper Gore Lodge, England
Kensington, July 23, 1866.

My Father; Much Aloha:

During these dark days of distress of ours and the nation, I have much aloha for you and the One who left us. Alas for my sister-in-law [kaikoeke], my companion of the land from when we were children. The sun and the rain are companions, joined together by us are the sea spray and the rains steady on the barren fields and the forests; your leader of the islands. How sad; aloha for that lei of ours, my child, and aloha for my dear husband. Alas for you all! My heart is troubled as I am separated alone in a foreign land. It is as if this trip to introduce the Archipelago to the Great Nations of the World is a waste of time. But be patient, O Father, don’t give up, and leave us. For there is one who remains from your loins. Be patient.

With a heavy heart,

Your child,

(Signed) Kaleleonalani.

[There were so many deaths amongst the alii during these years, Ka Haku o Hawaii and Kamehameha IV, and now, Victoria Kamamalu. Not long after, her hanai mother, Grace Kamaikui Young Rooke would pass on. These were indeed dark days for Queen Emma.]

(Kuokoa, 10/6/1866, p. 2)

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke V, Helu 40, Aoao 2. Okatoba 6, 1866.