Kamehameha IV travels to the west, 1856.

THE CIRCUIT OF THE KING.

It was heard that the King went from  here and on the next day landed at Waimea, Kauai, and that night sailed for Niihau, and landed at Nonopapa on Saturday [la hoomalolo]. They were there on the Sabbath, and they congregated and worshiped Jehovah on that day. On the next day, they rode horses and went fishing; there are a 100 or more horses on Niihau; they caught a lot of fish. Continue reading

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Liholiho and Kamamalu, 1924.

[Found under: “LIFE OF KAMEHAMEHA II AND HIS QUEEN EVENTFUL”]

At the annual social meeting of the Daughters of Hawaii at Queen Emma home Wednesday afternoon, a story of the life and short reign of King Kamehameha II, usually known as Liholiho Iolani, the latter being his favorite name, and his queen, Kamamalu. The paper was read by Mrs. Flora Wood Jones, historian, who wove the historical facts into an interesting story. It is as follows: Continue reading

Eo, e Liliuonamoku! 2018.

HE INOA NO LILIUONAMOKU.

Kahiko ka nani i na kuahiwi,
Ka ohu halii i na pali,
He pali kapu kukilakila,
Mapu ke ala me ke onaona.

Hui:—He alii he wohi hoi keia,
A e hiipoi ia nei e ka Hui Nihoa,
Kohu wai mapunapuna,
E pua ae nei i ka puuwai.

Ianei pu mai kaua,
I ke kui lei pua alii,
I wilia pu ia me ke aloha,
Ka hoapili o ke kai Nihoa.

Hui Nihoa.

[A Name Song for Liliuonamoku.

Beauty adorns the mountains,
Mist blanketing the cliffs,
A sacred cliff standing aloft,
Where fragrance and perfume afloat.

Chorus:—’Tis an alii, a wohi,
Held dear by the Nihoa Society,
Like a bubbling spring,
Coming forth from the heart.

Let us be here together,
Stringing lei of royal blossoms,
Entwined with aloha,
The intimates of the sea of Nihoa.

Nihoa Society.]

[The Hui Nihoa, or Nihoa Society, consisted of members from the group which included the then Princess Liliuokalani who went to Nihoa in 1886.]

(Elele, 9/25/1886, p. 1)

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Ka Nupepa Elele, Buke VIII, Helu 13, Aoao 1. Sepatemaba 25, 1886.

The plaque for Queen Kapiolani’s casket, 1899.

THE SILVER PLATE FOR THE CASKET OF KAPIOLANI.

John F. Colburn [Keoni Kolopana] recently received the Silver name plate for the casket of Kapiolani. This are the Words Inscribed upon it:

KAPIOLANI NAPELAKAPU.

Wahine a ka Moi Kalakaua.

Hanau ma Hilo, Hawaii, i ka la 31 o Dekemaba, M. H., 1834.

Make ma Honolulu, Oahu, i ka la 24 o Iune, M. H., 1899.

64 Makahiki, 5 Malama ame 23 La.

O ka moto e hoopuni ana i ke karaunu, oia o “Kulia i ka Nuu.”

[KAPIOLANI NAPELAKAPU.
Wife of King Kalakaua.
Born at Hilo, Hawaii, on the 31st of December, 1834.
Died at Honolulu, Oahu, on the 24th of June, 1899.
64 Years, 5 Months, and 23 Days.
The motto encircling the crown is “Strive for the Summit.”]

[Queen Kapiolani did not proclaim, “Kulia i kahi hiki,” she said, “Kulia i ka nuu.”]

(Kuokoa, 11/27/1899, p. 5)

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXXVIII, Helu 43, Aoao 5. Okatoba 27, 1899.

Thomas Square inauguration, 1887.

Inauguration Concert at Thomas Square

Thomas Square has at last been successfully inaugurated as a public square by the Hawaiian band giving one of its entertainments to a large audience on Thursday evening last. This plot of ground, about seven acres, was donated by the Hawaiian Government as a public square some fifteen years ago, and was named Thomas Square in honor of Admiral Thomas of the British navy, who, in a kindly manner, undid the act of taking possession of these Islands by Lord George Paulet, the British Government endorsing the former and censuring the latter. Shortly after the square was enclosed and trees planted, which was about all that was done until late years, when the Hon. A. S. Cleghorn, who takes a lively interest in such matters, Continue reading