Laieikawai and Death of Cook at the Opera House, 1902.

Next Attraction at the Opera House.

There was a very good rehearsal last evening of the Hawaii Ponoi Dramatic Club in their hall on Kaahumanu street. This club will give a dramatic entertainment next Saturday evening at the Opera House. Continue reading

Memorial to King Kamehameha III, 1912.

Memorial To Kamehameha III Perhaps To Be Built

The Daughters of Hawaii residing in Honolulu have decided to build a Memorial to Kamehameha III, the kindhearted Alii, in the place where the alii  was born in Keauhou, and sent Miss Ana Paris to look at the place and report back to the Association. Continue reading

Kaahumanu Society commemorates King Kauikeaouli, 1924.

In Kawaiahao Church, on Sunday, the 16th of March, the Kaahumanu society will hold a commemoration for King Kauikeaouli, like the announcement that was printed in this paper, and all the members of the Kaahumanu  Societies are wanted to have a commemorative gathering of that type on their islands.

(Kuokoa, 3/6/1924, p. 1)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXIII, Helu 10, Aoao 1. Maraki 6, 1924.

Death of David Kailihiwa, 1923.


O Editor of the Kuokoa:—please allow me some open space in the columns of the pride of the lahui [the Kuokoa newspaper], so that the many intimates and friends of Kona with its cloud billows and sea in the calm, puffy clouds white like hinano blossoms resting in the calm, and the chilly dew drops fall; that David Kailihiwa, one of the native boys of that land that sees life in the puffy clouds has gone, his face is lost, dust returned to dust, and his soul to He who gaveth, at 3:15 in the afternoon, on this past Tuesday, December 26, 1922, at his home on Kawaiahao Street, and in the afternoon on December 31, 1922,  his funeral service was held at Silva’s mortuary, at the corner of Kukui and Nuuanu streets, and it was at Koula Cemetery where his earthly body was laid to rest for all times. Continue reading

Farmers Association of Taro and Kula Lands of Palolo and more, 1920.


O Young captain, please insert into an open space of our budding pearl necklace this little relish [inamona], if there is open space, and that is this:

In the afternoon, at 2 p. m. on Thursday, the 4 of March, a special meeting of the Farmers Association of Taro and Kula Lands of Palolo [Ahahui Mahiai Kalo ame Kula o Palolo] was held at the home of the writer, to consider things that will benefit the group, and at that meeting, these things were approved to benefit the hui: Continue reading

Young Hawaiians’ Institute established, 1894.

The Institute.

The entertainment at the Y. M. C. A. Hall last night was a great success. The Young Hawaiians Institute is a most deserving organization. The concert with which the boys inaugurated their club was greatly appreciated and proved the abilities of the members of the new society, and their friends. The following is the list of the officers: Continue reading

The Young Hawaiians’ Institute, Hui Hoonaauao Hawaii Opio, 1896.

The Agenda of the Young Hawaiians’ Institute for 1896.

Through the kindness of the Hui Hoonaauao Hawaii Opio of this town, the Editor of this paper has acquired the Agenda of that Institute for this year forth, it being topics being read monthly (except for September) by those who were given the subject. It begins this like this:

February—Old Hawaiian History.
Solomon Meheula.

March—The Origin of the Hawaiian Archipelago.
J. M. Poepoe.

April—The Profession of Kahuna.
J. K. Kaulia.

May—The Crusades.
J. N. K. Keola.

June—The Profession of Farmer.
S. M. Kanakanui.

July—The Profession of Fisherman.
M. K. Nakuina.

October—The Origins of the Hawaiians.
J. M. Poepoe.

November—The State of the Native Hawaiians of Today.
Charles Wilcox.

December—The Old Religion of the Hawaiians.
S. M. Kanakanui.

Following the reading of the topics, the members of the Institute will consider the true value within the topics. The Committee that organized this Agenda is, S. M. Kanakanui, Chairman [Lunahoomalu]; J. K. Kaulia, J. N. K. Keola, M. K. Nakuina, Charles Wilcox.

(Kuokoa, 1/10/1896, p. 3)

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXXV, Helu 2, Aoao 3. Ianuari 10, 1896.
Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXXV, Helu 2, Aoao 3. Ianuari 10, 1896.

Eo, e Liliuonamoku! 2018.


Kahiko ka nani i na kuahiwi,
Ka ohu halii i na pali,
He pali kapu kukilakila,
Mapu ke ala me ke onaona.

Hui:—He alii he wohi hoi keia,
A e hiipoi ia nei e ka Hui Nihoa,
Kohu wai mapunapuna,
E pua ae nei i ka puuwai.

Ianei pu mai kaua,
I ke kui lei pua alii,
I wilia pu ia me ke aloha,
Ka hoapili o ke kai Nihoa.

Hui Nihoa.

[A Name Song for Liliuonamoku.

Beauty adorns the mountains,
Mist blanketing the cliffs,
A sacred cliff standing aloft,
Where fragrance and perfume afloat.

Chorus:—’Tis an alii, a wohi,
Held dear by the Nihoa Society,
Like a bubbling spring,
Coming forth from the heart.

Let us be here together,
Stringing lei of royal blossoms,
Entwined with aloha,
The intimates of the sea of Nihoa.

Nihoa Society.]

[The Hui Nihoa, or Nihoa Society, consisted of members from the group which included the then Princess Liliuokalani who went to Nihoa in 1886.]

(Elele, 9/25/1886, p. 1)


Ka Nupepa Elele, Buke VIII, Helu 13, Aoao 1. Sepatemaba 25, 1886.