William Haehae Heen, 1917.


One of the Names Chosen for the Position of Circuit Judge [Lunakanawai Kaapuni] for Oahu nei.

(Kuokoa, 2/16/1917, p. 1)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LV, Helu 7, Aoao 1. Feberuari 16, 1917.


William Haehae Heen faces racism from the United States, 1917.


A past issue of the Bulletin spread the news from Washington pertaining to W. H. Heen. The news being that the Senate is holding back their approval of Heen as Judge in place of Coke. The big reason behind this disapproval is that Heen is part Chinese [Hapa-pake]; where some Senators believe that this blood would not look well in a High Post in the Nation of the Unites States. How Astonishing! Continue reading

Kamehameha III’s new royal standard, 1845.

Foreign Office, May 14th, 1845.

Sir,—I am commanded by the King, to make known to you His Majesty’s thanks for the kind courtesy with which you have allowed one of your men to prepare his Royal Standard, according to the national devices arranged at the Herald’s Office, in London. Continue reading

I wonder if any of these golden Hawaiian flag badges still survive, 1893.


We saw beautiful new Golden Hawaiian Flags at the jewelry store of Mr. T. Linday [Lindsay], on Fort Street, upland of the store of Mr. McInerny [Mr. Makinane]. It is most beautiful and reasonable in price. O those of Patriotic hearts, you must go get one at once, lest they run out first, for there are not many.

(Hawaii Holomua, 6/2/1893, p. 2)


Hawaii Holomua, Buke III, Helu 234, Aoao 2. Iune 2, 1893.

The Hawaiian flag in British waters, 1853.

A Maritime Novelty.—The arrival of the Hawaiian brig Magdalia, Capt. Taber, exhibited quite a Fourth of July novelty in our harbor. It was the first time that the royal flag of the far-off kingdom in the Pacific had ever been displayed in these waters, and a very good-looking flag it is, blending the main features of the American, British, and French national colors. The union is a mixture of St. George’s cross with some other devices which we do not understand, and look at a casual view almost identical with that of the British flag, while the body of the Kanaka ensign shows eight stripes, alternately of white, blue, and red; and, as it flung its folds to the breeze it seemed an appropriate emblem of independence, and a fitting accompaniment of our own rejoicings on the glorious day we were celebrating. Continue reading

Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole and the Ahahui Kamehameha, 1922.


With the departing of this life by the Heavenly One, Alii Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole as his spirit glided off to the world of eternal rest, he left behind monuments for the Hawaiian lahui to remember for many years to come.

During his lifetime, over the many years gone by, his good and upright character was always seen through the works that he carried out for the good of all. It is something familiar to all that knew him.

One of the monuments he left behind is the Ahahui Kamehameha. Continue reading

On the birthplace of Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole, 1924.


From the Advertiser bureau on Kauai we received news that clarifies a memo from the Ahahui Kaumualii to that office, the branch of the Ahahui Kamehameha on Kauai, pertaining to the agreement by the board of directors of the McBryde Sugar Company to sell to that association the place where Prince Kuhio was born at Koloa, Kauai. Continue reading