Wahinekeouli Pa from Kauai composes a mele for her huakai to the land of Keawe, 1921.

Here is a beautiful mele mākaʻikaʻi composed by famous haku mele, Wahinekeouli Pā of Kauaʻi for her visit to Hawaiʻi moku o Keawe!

Are you watching too? https://www.facebook.com/kahulileolea/videos/883333948896371/

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IKE MALIHINI IA HAWAII

Malihini ka ike ana ia Hawaii,
Aina i na kuahiwi ekolu,
Owau no me kuu leimomi,
Aloia mai ai na kai loa,
Aohe ou loa a e Hawaii,
I ka ihu haulani o Mauna Kea,
Na mi nei i hehiku iho,
O ia oneki nui akea,
Ike au i ka nani o Hilo Hanakahi,
Ke kaona i lohia e ke onaona,
Onaona ka lehua no Panaewa,
Ia lei makahehi a ka malihini,

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Lei Day, 1928.

For more stories on the first Lei Day, check out:
https://nupepa-hawaii.com/?s=%22lei+day%22+1928&submit=Search

…And this post from Bishop Museum, with the first Lei Day program!:
https://www.facebook.com/57683067109/posts/10158919517987110/

…And one more from Kamehameha Schools’ Hoʻokahua Cultural Vibrancy Group!
https://www.ksbe.edu/article/the-history-of-may-day-and-lei-day-in-hawaii/

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Ready For Lei Day

MARGARET DE LA CRUZ, whose cheerful smile is familiar to all who visit the docs on streamer days, is representative of the typical Hawaii lei woman.

(Advertiser, 5/1/1928, p. 1)

Advertiser_5_1_1928_1 Honolulu Advertiser, 70th Year, Number 14,793, Page 1. May 1, 1928.

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Mele for Kauai and Kukuiolono Park by Mrs. Wahineikeouli Pa, 1917

Which made me also remember this mele!

Here is the earlier version of this mele.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LV, Helu 49, Aoao 3. Dekemaba 7, 1917.

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HOOHENO NO KA POLI LAUAE.

Nani wale no Kukuiolono,
Ke kikowaena o Kauai;
Paka hooheno a ka lehulehu,
A ka ili ulaula ili keokeo.
laila makou ike iho ai,
Na pua like ole oi a ka nani;
Hoohihi ka manao a e lalau,
…..I bo-ke pua kau umauma.
Aole nae hoi la a e hihi,
Na huaolelo kau e ka weli;
…..Mai kii aku oe mai hoopa,
Ua kapu ia na Alekana;
Aole i ana iho e ka makemake,
Na pua momi o Keaunaulu.
Ulumahiehie i ka Uanoe,
I ka ua lihau noe i ke kula;
Laula ke kahua i haulani ia,
Ekolu puni o ka lina poepoe.
Ua lawa ka iini koialoko,
…..Ua ike ia Kukuiolono;
Kau aku ka manao no Waimea,
E ike i ka wai Ulailiahi.
Ka hoa pili hoi o ka Waikea,
Na wai kaulana o Manokalani.
Aia i ka la’i a o…

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Ezekiela Kahale finds a new “barking sands,” 1863.

The Wawapuhi post reminded me of this one.

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[Found under: “NA MEA HOU O HAWAII NEI.”]

New “barking sand”.—Ezek. Kahale of Puuwai, Niihau spoke recently of seeing a new one kani at Kahio and Keaku, that is like the sands of Nohili. This is something very new to be seen in that area.

(Kuokoa, 5/30/1863, p. 2)

Kuokoa_5_30_1863_2.png Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke II, Helu 22, Aoao 2. Mei 30, 1863.

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Vital Statistics, 1913.

Napoleon Kalolii Pukui marries Mary Kawena Wiggin on 5/9/1913!

Because of the condition of the image, you will not be able to do a search on Papakilo and find Wiggin or Pukui that will point you to this article…

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MARRIAGES.

John K. Mailua to Mrs. Hattie K. Nahia, May 3.
Napoleon K. Pukui to Mary Abbie Wiggin, May 9.
Willie A. Macy to Caroline K. Spencer, May 10.
David Oneha to Anna More, May 13.

DEATHS.

William Kahilikolo Jr., on School Street, May 7.
Kealakai Kanoa, on Kunawai Lane, Mei ?.
Hanale Napuupahee, at Leahi Home, May 10.
A baby of Moses Keaupuni, on Mokauea Street, May 10.
Edward Malaihi Holi, at Queen’s Hospital, May 10.
Charles Hanapi, at Leahi Home, May 11.
Pilemena Kalimapehu, on South Street, May 11.
William Purdy, on Ilaniwai Street, May 12.
Momona Kanohokai, on Liliha Street, May 13.

[Check out the listing under Marriages; a name that should be familiar to one and all!]

(Kuokoa, 5/16/1913, p. 4)

NA MARE. / NA MAKE. Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LI, Helu 19, Aoao 4. Mei 16, 1913.

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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.

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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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Founder’s Day, 1894.

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IT IS FOUNDER’S DAY.

FORMAL OPENING OF GIRLS’ SCHOOL AND THE MUSEUM ANNEX.

Exercises In Bishop Hall—Addresses By Col. W. F. Allen, Mrs. Haalelea, Miss Pope.

This is Kamehameha School Founder’s Day. It is the anniversary of the birth of that noble woman, Bernice Pauahi Bishop. This Hawaiian calendar feature was marked by the formal opening of the Kamehameha School for Girls and the Chas. R. Bishop Museum Annex.

The exercises began at 2 o’clock this afternoon. With the literary program, the sports and viewing the new school and the Annex, to say nothing of the manual training department, there were visitors on the grounds till after 3 o’clock.

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Concert in Hilo for the Ida Pope Memorial fund, 1920.

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IDA POPE MEMORIAL CONCERT OFFERS RARE ATTRACTION TONIGHT

Assisted by the Kamehameha Boys’ Glee Club, which arrived on the Mauna Kea, together with the other cadets of the school this morning alumane and alumni of Kamehameha offer a concert for the benefit of the Pope Memorial fund tonight. The concert will take place at the Yuraku-Kwan theater. In addition to the Kamehameha boys, the Haili banner-winning choir, which also returned today, will sing some of the songs that helped to win the palm.

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Look back at the 1867 laying of the cornerstone of St. Andrew’s Cathedral, 1906.

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This is the first laying of the cornerstone of the Anglican Church of Honolulu, on March 5, 1867. Standing near the cornerstone is King Kamehameha V, and behind him are the priests of the Anglican Church. And behind those two are the attendants of the King and his Cabinet of Ministers, and to the right side of the cornerstone is the British Consul Wodehouse and his wife.

(Kuokoa, 11/30/1906, p. 2)

KA HOONOHO MUA ANA KEIA I KA POHAKU KUMU... Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLV, Helu 48, Aoao 2. Novemaba 30, 1906.

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