A mele for the beauty of Liliha Street, 1894.

Penesakola.

He aloha kuu pua Poni Moi,
I lehia lima ia e ke akamai,
He ohu ia nou e kuu aloha,
E puia e ke ala me ke onaona, Continue reading

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Manihiki people befriended, 1869.

[Found under: NU HOU KULOKO: Oahu.”]

While the moon shone brightly these past  nights, a portion of the Hawaiians crowded on Queen Street mauka side of Mokuaikaua. They watched the singing of the Manihiki which took place in the estate of the late M. Kekuanaoa. Continue reading

Emma Ahuena Taylor remembers Princess Ruth Keelikolani, 1935.

PRINCESS RUTH KEELIKOLANI, HAUGHTY BUT KIND, BELOVED ALII OF OLD DAYS

Her Highness Princess Ruth Keelikolani seemed to have always been in my life.

When she came to stay at Wailuakio (Palama), she would always spend the night in my mother’s home. For her retinue was large and my mother’s home was a convenient place to entertain them all. Continue reading