Plea for explanations of Hawaiian terms, 1899.

HAWAIIAN WORDS

Under this heading [Huaolelo Hawaii], desired are native words of all sorts, and also the descriptions of those words, but send them to the Office of “Ka Loea Kalaiaina” in Honolulu. Being that amongst the Learned Nations of this world, cared for by them are numerous Books explaining their Language [Olelo Kumu], and Thus this effort is asking of the intimates and friends living all over the Archipelago, Continue reading

Mele are everywhere! 1912.

Mele by Mokihana Fernandez for a trip to Hawaii Island aboard the Mauna Kea.
This mele is printed earlier without attribution in the Kuokoa, on 10/23/1908, p. 4.

nupepa

LEI MOKIHANA

Na ka Maunakea i kono mai ia’u,
E naue i ka aina malihini,
Aina kaulana o Hilo Hanakahi,
Aina hoohie a ka malihini,
He aloha Mokuola a e ku nei,
I ka uluwehi i ka lau o ka niu,
E kilohi i ka nani o Waiakea,
Me ke one anapa i Waiolama,
Malama ke aloha waiho iloko,
Ke kuleana o ka hiki ana aku,
Auhea la o ka Nuku o ka Manu,
Me Leleiwi i ka ehu o ke kai,
Akahi no au a ike maka,
I ka ua nihi ae ma kanahele,
Akaka e ka ua kanilehua,
Hoopulu i ka ili o ka malihini,
A hiki makou a i Homelani,
Hui malihini me ke kamaaina,
Ilaila makou i luana ai,
Me kuu lei rose poina ole,
Kau nui aku nei kahi manao,
E ike ia Waianuenue,
Ilaila hoi hope na malihini,
E ike i ka nani a…

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Concert given to raise money for the Ida Pope Memorial Fund, 1920.

GREAT CONCERT

The students who previously graduated from Kamehameha are putting on a great Concert at the Japanese Theater which stands on Mooheau Street in the evening of this coming Satruday, and it will be under the direction of Mrs. Helen Desha Beamer, and is being given for the benefit of the Ida Pope Memorial Fund [Waihona Hoomanao o Miss Pope]. Continue reading

More mele, 1919.

HE MAU MELE HAWAII.

(That this generation do not possess.)

Maikai ke kuahiwi nani na mauna,
Ka aula wai o Namolokama;
E o ana ia Mamalahoa,
I hoohoa i hoa Kupakoili.
Ka lihau wai anu o Maunahina,
Ua aunei i ka la’i me he polope a la.
Ka-kakaha me he lupe la i ka malie.
Oiaio oia paha e! Continue reading