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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Salt production, 1869.

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[Found under: “LOCAL NEWS: Oahu.”]

Salt Storehouse.—We’ve seen makai of Kakaako in Honolulu nei, a huge wooden Structure is being constructed by the King [Kamehameha V], and the great riches that will be stored in that building is salt. This is the salt that now stands near the banks of the salt ponds. The past few days it has been drizzling a bit, and it would be best if it [the salt] was stored in a safe location.

(Kuokoa, 9/18/1869, p. 3)

HALE HOAHU PAAKAI. Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke VIII, Helu 38, Aoao 3. Sepatemaba 18, 1869.

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A Name Song for Kamehameha V, 1868.

He Inoa no Kamehameha V

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HE INOA NO KAMEHAMEHA V.

Kalaninui Kapuaiwa i ke kapu he inoa,
He kua kapu oe no Waialii kukai kapu na Lono,
O Lono o ke kai maeleha kapu ka leo i Kolea la,
Ka Ewauli o Laakona ke’lii nona ia kua—e,
Hanohano Lahaina i ka ua Nalina,
Ke kipu mai  la i na kahawai,
O ka omaka wai ke iho la i kai,
Ilina opala aku la kai o Hauola,
I ka hoonuua ia e ka makani Malanai,
He noe ke kino oia makani ke pa mai,
Ulu iho la maha pepe ka lau o ka maia,
Ana ole i ka hookinaia e ke kaao—e,
Ua—i—I aku la oe iaia nei—e.

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Practicing attorneys in the Kingdom, 1885.

LIST OF NAMES OF THE LAWYERS WHO ARE APPROVED to conduct business in the Supreme Court and below, and who are residing in this Nation:

S. L. Austin ….. September 8, 1852
S. W. Mahelona ….. October 30, 1856
J. Kauai ….. February 2, 1857
Jona Kupau ….. Feberuary 19, 1857
H. J. Wana ….. March 5, 1857
Z. Kakani ….. May 5, 1857
J. Kaluhi ….. August 25, 1857
D. H. Hikikoki [D. H. Hitchcock] ….. October 12, 1857
E. G. Hikikoki [E. G. Hitchcock] ….. January 19, 1857 Continue reading

More mele, this time from Liliuokalani! 1920.

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NEW MELE BY LILIU.

From within the various papers of the deceased Queen Liliuokalani, the Honorable H. L. Holstein, the executor of the deceased queen’s estate, found two mele which she composed herself, and which Honolulu’s people have not heard before; however, on the evening of this Sunday, the mele will be sung by the Royal Hawaiian Band [Bana Hawaii] outside of Kapiolani Park, under the direction of Mekia Kealakai.

The words of these compositions are profound, unlike most of the mele composed by other famous composers of Hawaii nei; this shows that there are but few people who are adept at composing mele like Queen Liliuokalani.

Being that Mekia Kealakai is one of those skilled at composing Hawaiian mele while he was a member of the Hui Kawaihau [Kawaihau Glee Club], there will be nothing lacking in his directing of the playing and singing of the Royal Hawaiian Band…

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