The National Anthem by William Charles Lunalilo, 1862.

E ola ka Moi i ke Akua.

Hakuia e WM. C. LUNALILO.

Ke Akua mana mau,
Hoomaikai, pomaikai
I ka Moi!
Kou lima mana mau,
Malama, kiai mai,
Ko makou nei Moi
E ola e!

Ka inoa Kamahao,
Lei nani o makou,
E ola e!
Ko Eheu uhi mai,
Pale na ino e,
Ka makou pule nou
E ola e!

Haliu, maliu mai,
Nana mai luna mai
Kau Pokii nei;
E mau kou ola nei,
Ke Akua kou kiai
Ka Pua nani e
Hawaii e!

Imua Ou makou,
Ke ‘Lii o na ‘Lii,
E aloha mai;
E mau ke Ea nei
O keia Aupuni,
E ola mau lakou,
Ia oe no.

Ianuari 4, 1862.

[The winning lyrics by Lunalilo to a contest open to native Hawaiians to compose a song praising Kamehameha IV, Queen Emma, and Ka Haku o Hawaii, sung to the tune of “God Save the King”.]

(Kuokoa, 2/8/1862, p. 1)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke I, Helu 11, Aoao 1. Feberuari 8, 1862.

Birthday of William Charles Lunalilo, 1933.


On Tuesday, the past 31st of January, the students of Lunalilo School celebrated the birthday of the king for whose name their school is called.

In days past, there were parades and gaiety held on the birthdays of the monarchs of Hawaii nei, but in this new age, the commemorations are very different.

Being that Lunalilo Home is a place named after the king, the home where aged Hawaiians live their last days under the care of the estate of King Lunalilo, therefore the students of the school sent several boxes of food and flowers for the benefit of the oldsters of that home, while the students of the school celebrated that day with the singing of some songs, and presenting short stories pertaining to the life of King Lunalilo.

(Alakai o Hawaii, 2/16/1933, p. 3)


Ke Alakai o Hawaii, Buke 5, Helu 42, Aoao 3. Feberuari 16, 1933.

Kinau, Kaahumanu II, dies, 1839.



In Honolulu, on the 4th of April.

She became sick from the 30th of March, early in the morning; it was a paralysis. She was numb in her left hand and leg, and on the 31st, she fell into a sleep: This was a sleep where the paralysis on  her left side subsided, but her slumbering grew, until the 2nd of April when her fellow brethren could not wake her.

On the fourth, Kamehameha III, the King, arrived although he was sick, enduring this for his love for his “mother” [makuahine]. The King landed early in the morning, and at miday, at half past 12, that is when she died, without seeing the King.

Everyone is in mourning, and cry with aloha, because their alii has died, the one that was greatly loved. But on the fifth, the crying was ceased because of the illness of the King; talking loudly is not good.

(Kumu Hawaii, 4/10/1839, p. 92)


Ke Kumu Hawaii, Buke 4, Pepa 23, Aoao 92. Aperila 10, 1839.

The Prayer of the Lahui, 1893.


E—Iehova Sabaota
O—na kaua,—ke Kahikolu
L—aahia Hemolele,
A—lana ia no ko ke ao nei.
O—ka makou pule e maliu mai—
K—a puuhonua o makou nei,
A—lakai, hoopakele, nana mai,
L—awe aku i na popilikia
A—hoolilo i mea ole.
N—inini mai i Kou Hemolele,
I—ola ai makou ma Ou ‘la.
L—alau mai Kou aloha
I—hilinai manawalea,
L—aahia makamae
I—ko makou Lei Ali’aimoku.
U—hi Iaia me Kou mana,
O—ka palekana a lanakila;
N—a Kou nani e hoomohala,
A—mao ae na pilihua.
M—a Ou la—e ka Haku,
O—ko ke ao nei a pau,
K—a makou e pule nei,
U—hane Hemolele Kahikolu.

[E Ola o Kalani Liliuonamoku]


E—Iehova Sabaota, Continue reading

The Claudine leaves for San Francisco, 1893.

The ship Claudine [Kalaudine] left for San Francisco last night, with the Representatives of the provisional government, they being Messrs Thurston [Kakina], Charles Clark [Kale Kaaka], W. R. Castle [W. R. Kakela], and W. C. Wilder [W. C. Waila]. The Representing Commissioner for the side of the alii Liliuokalani was previously given permission to go along, but  he was denied once again.

(Leo o ka Lahui, 1/19/1893, p. 2)


Ka Leo o ka Lahui, Buke II, Helu 625, Aoao 2. Ianuari 19, 1893.

Hawaii Holomua, January 18, 1893.




The Protest Proclamation of the Queen!

“My dear homeland,
It is for thee that I sing.”¹

This past Tuesday, the 17th of January, 1893, will seemingly be notorious forever in our land of birth, for it is the day that a new Nation in the form of a provisional government under thirteen haole was proclaimed.


On Monday night, was when many places in town were put under the watch of armed soldiers from the American warship Boston, and on the following Tuesday morning, they were seen going around, and the members of the Honolulu Rifles began to join in and surrounded several places with their weapons, and the appearance of town was terrifying.


In the early morning, the rumor was spread on the sides of the streets of town, saying that there is craving to overthrow the kingdom and to make a new government. This news flew on the tips of the winds and reached the countryside, and because of that, the citizens of the Queen gathered in great numbers in the streets, and the greatest number was in the groups in and outside of the Palace Grounds; and right outside Kalakaua Hale there were thousands of people standing and waiting, prepared for orders, should there be orders.


At this time, the people were in a state of astonishment, going around the sides of the streets and standing here and there in crowds, discussing and responding. This conditions continue while the peaceful state is preserved, except for the seeing of the soldiers with their guns.


But between the hours of 2 and 3 in the afternoon, the people were shocked at the news spread that Leialoha, an government police officer, was shot and and hit by a haole, while he was carrying out his duties under the power of the law of the land. A disturbance soon started, and it was feared that there would be a riot, but as is our usual nature, we were patient, and held back our ire.

In a short time, Leialoha arrived at the Station [Halewai] held on this side and that with helping  hands, and it was realized that he had actually been shot right in front of his chest below the joint of the collarbone. Immediately he was transported to the Queen’s Hospital.

HIS CONDITION. Continue reading