Travels to Nihoa, 1885.


At 5 o’clock in the evening of this past Monday, the steamer Iwalani took the travellers to the farthest away island of Hawaii nei, Nihoa. And amongst the famous passengers who went on this trip was Her Highness, the Alii, Princess Liliuokalani, accompanied by her steward, Charles B. Wilson, and the haole captain’s passengers, Mr. and Mrs. A. Hoffnung, Miss Ella Hoffnung, Rev. J. Hemphill and his wife, Hon. S. B. Dole, W.W. Hall, Rev. S. E. Bishop, J. Jaeger [J. Iager], Henry Jaeger [J. Iaeger], E. S. Cunha and his wife, J. Williams photographer, the travelling companions of the alii, Mrs. Emma Kapena and her daughter, Mrs. Hattie Kamakanoa, Mrs. Kahuila Wilcox, Miss L. Nakanealoha, Hon. J. Kaae and his wife, Hon. J. T. Baker and his wife, Hon. J. Keau and his wife, Major J. Holt, H. W. Auld, W. Holt and his wife, Mrs. Emma Beckley, Mrs. Kahaunaele, Mrs. M. A. Lemon, Jack Ailau and his wife, Sophia Sheldon, Mrs. Anna Costa, Lily Richards, and the other passengers under the alii that number 42 more. Continue reading


“Hawaii Ponoi” sheet music, 1905.


Words by KING KALAKAUA.  Composed by H. BERGER.

Soprano. Alto. Tenor. Bass. Piano.

Helu 1. Hawaii ponoi Nana i kou Moi

Helu 2. Hawaii ponoi Nana i na’lii

Helu 3. Hawaii ponoi E ka lahui e Continue reading

The first Kamehameha Day, 1872.


Tuesday, the 11th inst., the Commemoration Day of Kamehameha I., will be observed as a Public Holiday, and all Government Offices will be closed.

Ferd. W. Hutchison,
Minister of the Interior.

Interior Office, June 4, 1872

(Hawaiian Gazette, 6/5/1872, p. 2)


Hawaiian Gazette, Volume VIII, Number 21, Page 2. June 5, 1872.

Kamehameha Day proclaimed, 1871.


We, Kamehameha V., by the Grace of God, of the Hawaiian Islands, King, do hereby proclaim, that it is OUR will and pleasure that the Eleventh day of June of each year be hereafter observed as a Public Holiday in memory of OUR Grandfather and Predecessor, KAMEHAMEHA I., the founder of the Hawaiian Kingdom. Continue reading

Kukala ia ka la hoomanao no Kamehameha I, 1872.


Ma ka Lokomaikai o ke Akua, o Makou o Kamehameha V., ka Moi o ko Hawaii Pae Aina, ma keia, ke kukala aku nei o ko makou makemake a me ka oluolu, e malamaia ma keia hope aku ka La Umikumakahi o Iune, o kela a me keia makahiki i La Kulaia no ka hoomanao ana i ko Makou Kupunakane a me ko Makou Mua, Kamehameha I., ka mea nana i hookumu i ke Aupuni Hawaii. Continue reading