Aloha Aina! 1898.


Yes, our hearts are awed and deeply moved seeing the beloved assistance of the patients of Kalaupapa for the Delegates of the lahui. This is a great gift for us for it arrived like manna from heaven; the little amount that they sent is far greater than the thousands and hundreds from those who are prosperous.  For their living is not in luxury, nor in joy, but in constant grief, sorrow, and anguish. And as there was encouragement to all Patriots urging them to give assistance to our Delegates, a feeling of excitement awoke in the minds of these frail ones to give aloha to their fellow men who are tirelessly working in the fury of Washington for the rights of the land, the people, and the monarchy of Hawaii. Continue reading

Donations, 2017 and beyond.

Aloha all,

I have been asked where donations for this blog should be sent. I am not asking for money. I am just doing this blog on the side when time permits. What would be worthwhile is if you think the posts are worth anything to anyone you know, to pass it on, whether by reposting them electronically on Facebook, Twitter, your own blog, or by email; or printing them and handing them off; or the old-fashioned way, by talking about them.

However, if you indeed want to make donations, please consider making them to the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Library and Archives! They hold much of the newspapers that I get my information from. They also are the caretakers of journals and letters and books containing historical information that cannot be found anywhere else. Do not forget to designate that your gift is to go to the Library and Archives.


More on the Liliuokalani Church clock, 1892.


Her Majesty’s Gift to Liliuokalani Church.

Her Majesty the Queen returned from her New Year’s trip to Waialua by yesterday afternoon’s train from Manana. The Queen and party greatly enjoyed their short stay at Waialua. There was no function given at the place except the presentation of a clock to Liliuokalani Church by the Queen, after whom the new church was called at dedication. Continue reading

Liliuokalani Church clock presented by the Queen, 1892.


The Alii, the Queen spent her New Year’s day at Waialua, and on that day was held an assembly where the Queen handed over her gift of the hanging clock to the Waialua church named after her, the words of presentation were given from the Queen’s side by her Chamberlain, Robertson, and this was responded to by Judge S. H. Kalamakee from the side of the church Continue reading

The Queen and her ladies-in-waiting in Waialua for the new years, 1892.

[Found under: “NU HOU HAWAII.”]

The Royal One, the Queen, and her ladies-in-waiting and her Chamberlain left for Waialua this past Wednesday [December 30, 1891], and the Alii will spend her happy new year in that famed sea spray. And this coming Tuesday, the Royal procession will return.

(Kuokoa, 1/2/1892, p. 3)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXXI, Helu 1, Aoao 3. Ianuari 2, 1892.

A set of mele including “E aha ia ana o Maunakea,” composed by Lioe Kaanaana of Waimea for Ane Bell, 1894.

[The title is illegible in the digital copy. Hopefully all of the newspapers can get clearly scanned one day before it is too late.]*


Hanohano Mana i ka uhiwai
Haaheo i ka liko o ka mamane
O ka noe a ka ua kikoni ili
Me he la o kuu aloha kekahi
Akahi ka manao a hoonioni
E uila ke aloha pili me au
Heaha nei hana a ka nui manu
Hauwalaau nei puni Waimea
Aohe hana a ka wai koiawe
Lana malie i ka poli o Malio
Ua like a like me ke Aniani
Ka alohi i ke alo a o Maukele
Haina ia mai ana ka puana
O Ane ka wahine no e ka lei.


E aha ia ana o Maunakea
Kuahiwi alo pu me ke kehau Continue reading