Commentary in response to the first Merrie Monarch Hula Competition, 1971.

Hula Contest

By LANAKILA’ BRANDT

I am writing as chief instructor of the Lanakila’ Brandt Dancers, a participating halau hula in the recent Miss Hula Hawaii Contest and its companion Group Competition, conducted as an adjunct to the 1971 Merry Monarch Festival.

I wish, first of all, to congratulate hula festival coordinator George Naope and his Committee for giving life to a most fervent wish often expressed over the years by the writer and many other hula people: Mahalo a-nui loa e ka Haku ame ke Komike! Continue reading

Rules established for Merrie Monarch Hula Competition, 1971.

For MM Festival

Miss Hula Hawaii Contest Scheduled

The Merry Monarch Festival Committee will conduct a special contest this year for Miss Hula Hawaii, coordinator George Naope has announced.

Contestants, he said, should be between the ages of 18 and 25 and unmarried. Continue reading

First hula competition at Merrie Monarch Festival, 1971.

Oahuans Dominate Festival Hula Dancing Competition

Three thousand persons watched for four and one-half hours Saturday night as some 360 of the best hula dancers in the Islands performed for the Merry Monarch.

The event, reminiscent of King Kalakaua’s 1883 hula-filled coronation, climaxed the five-day Merry Monarch Festival.

Aloha Wong of Kaneohe, Oahu won the title “Miss Hula Hawaii” at the glistening pageant. Continue reading

First hula competition at Merrie Monarch Festival? 1967.

Fifth Hula Festival Scheduled Friday

The Fifth Annual Hula Festival, sponsored by the Hawaii County Parks and Recreation Department, is scheduled Friday at 7:30 p.m., at Hilo Civic Auditorium.

The Hula Pageant, under the direction of Mrs. Piilani Nahiwa, will be held in conjunction with the Merry Monarch Festival and Pageant. Continue reading

Capt. Andrew Henri Blanchard, 1920.

[Found under: “Nuhou Kuloko”]

When researching the history of Captain Blanchard, the one who brought the Missionaries to Hawaii nei, it was found that he was the actual father of John H. Wilson’s grandfather on his mother’s [Eveline M. Townsend’s] side. On his father’s side, that being Charles B. Wilson; Charles B. Wilson is an actual grandson of Captain Wilson, and it was Capt. Wilson who took the first missionaries to the Tahitian archipelago.

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Celebration of the birth of Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole, 1939.

The residents of the homesteads of Nanakuli, Papakolea and Waimanalo, Oahu; Hoolehua, Molokai; and Keaukaha, Hilo; are making ready with their commemoration of the birth of the chief Iona Kuhio Kalanianaole, on the third week of this month, and Hawaiians are invited to arrive there to join in on the commemorations to be held.

(Hoku o Hawaii, 3/15/1939, p. 3)

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Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Volume XXXIII, Number 46, Aoao 3. Malaki 15, 1939.

Mr. and Mrs. David K. Kama celebrate golden wedding anniversary, 1936.

Mr. and Mrs. David K. Kama Sr. have been living in the pure bonds of marriage for fifty years. The two of them were married on the 17th of April at Holualoa, Kona in the year 1886. They gave a party to commemorate their Jubilee marriage at their home in Honolulu on Friday last week. It was the greatest praise in gratitude to God in giving them this great blessing of  life, allowing them to have these happy years in the pure bonds of marriage. Continue reading

Celebration of King Kalakaua’s birthday a hundred years ago, 1919.

[Found under: “KELA AME KEIA”]

There was a commemoration party for the birthday of King Kalakaua held by Mr. and Mrs. Julian Monsarrat [Mr. and Mrs. Kuliana Maunakea] at Kapapala on this past Sunday.

(Hoku o Hawaii, 11/20/1919, p. 3)

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Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Buke XIII, Helu 25, Aoao 3. Novemaba 20, 1919.

Birthday celebration for the child of Ezra D. Wahine and Louisa Wahine, 1889.

DELIGHTFUL PARTY.

On the 24th of September, Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Wahine gave a delightful party in commemoration of the birthday of their child at their home in Puueo. All the food was spread out, and there was nothing for the eyes to be fussy about; there was eating and drinking until satiated, and the dinning companions grew drowsy in the peace.

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The Track Sniffing Scouts of

The Kanilehua Rain of Hilo.

The District that is called, My dear Bird, Know the waters and droop [Kuu wahi Manu, Ike i ka wai la luhe].

(Leo o ka Lahui, 10/3/1889, p. 3)

Ka Leo o ka Lahui, Buke I, Helu 34, Aoao 3. Okatoba 3, 1889.