Hae Kalaunu, 1893.

THE ROYAL STANDARD OF HAWAII.

In the history of Hawaii nei, from the time the Royal Standard of the Monarchs began first to flutter until 10 o’clock of the morning of Wednesday, January 18, 1893, for the very first time the famous beautiful flag was lowered because of a separate power, not because of the power of the Ruler of the land. For at that hour, Queen LILIUOKALANI left the Throne, in accordance with what She agreed to in Her Declaration of Protest, Continue reading

Hae Hawaii, 2017.

Speaking of flags, if you did not get to attend the presentation, “Welo Ana e Ka Hae Hawaii – Songs of Aloha Aina,” at Kamehameha Schools earlier this year, on the history of the Hawaiian flag and songs that reflect a deep love and devotion for Hawaii. Check out a video recording here:

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Hawaiian naval flag? 1887.

THE HAWAIIAN NAVY FLAG.

The Hawaiian Navy flag, from a design by Mrs. Strong, contains in the center, on a white back ground, a gold crown resting on a yellow shield. The shield contains a white tabu stick [puloulou], crossed by two red kahilis, Continue reading

Flag poles stand in wait, 1893.

A MARVELOUS THING OF NO EQUAL!

This past Monday the flag pole of Mr. and Mrs. Kamakaia was raised by the deft work of Sam Kaloa, and it stands with great honor. There are 30 or more flag poles have the honor of being made and put up by our friend, awaiting the day that the wondrous song will be sung— Continue reading

My Hawaiian Flag, 1913.

This is one of my more favorite of newspaper mastheads. Kuu Hae Hawaii was a short-lived weekly that began on April 19, 1913 and the last extant copy is from July 4, 1913. It was headed by J. A. Akina, Manager; W. K. Poai, Secretary; and L. K. Kakani, Editor.

(Kuu Hae Hawaii, 7/4/1913, p. 1)

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Kuu Hae Hawaii, Buke 1, Helu 9, Aoao 1. Iulai 4, 1913.

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