Giant Powder is not only bad for the environment, 1882.

DIED WHILE GATHERING FISH USING GIANT POWDER.

Please accept my bundle that I put before you, and it shall be you that will give it your all out amongst the public so that our friends who enjoy news will know about it, from the rising sun at Haehae to Lehua where the sun is held back and done. And this is it: Continue reading

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James Keau in Tonga, 1892.

JAMES KEAU IN LIFUKA HAAPAI.

Lifuka Haapai, April 23, ’92,

Dear younger brother

Capt. J. Kaai;

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Another sweet song for Liliuokalani, 1897.

I hear strains tonight of Makalapua!

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MAKALAPUA.

O Makalapua ulumahiehie,
O ka lei o Kamakaeha,
No Kamakaeha ka lei o na Liawahine,
No na wahine kihene pua.

Hui:—E lei ho–i e Liliulani e,
E lei ho–i e Liliulani e.

Haihai pua Kamani pauku pua Ki-ki,
I lei hoowehi no ka wahine,
I walea ai i ka waokele,
Iuka o Omaonahele.

Lei Kaala i ka ua a ka Naulu,
Hoolue ihola ilalo o Haleauau,
Ka ua lei kakooula i ke pili,
I pili ia e ka mauu nene me ke kupukupu.

Lei aku i na hala o Kekele,
Na hala moe ipo o Malailua,
Ua maewa wale i ke oho o ke Kawelu,
Ka lei Kamakahala a ka ua i Waahila.

[Another well known mele for Queen Liliuokalani found within the pages of the Hawaiian-Language Newspapers.]

(Aloha Aina, 1/16/1897, p. 7)

MAKALAPUA Ke Aloha Aina, Buke III, Helu 3, Aoao 7. Ianuari 16, 1897.

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Visit to Ahuimanu College and impressions of Joseph Mokuohai Poepoe, 1873.

Ahuimanu College.

During our vacation, our pleasant diversion was a visit to the other side of the island to attend the examination of the Catholic Seminary, known as Ahuimanu College. The trip to that point takes us over celebrated Pali, the pass and precipice which afford such a noble view of the lovely landscape on the northeaster side of the island. We went in state to the Pali with a four in hand, driven by mine host of our Hotel, who is as good a whip as he is a caterer. We partook of a dejeuner upon a knoll which overlooks the enchanting view; and then descended on foot the steep stairway of the mountain. The slope would not be so very difficult if the constant winds driving through this gorge of the mountain did not compel, sometimes, gentlemen to hold on to their hats, and ladies to hats and skirts, with both hands. The cavern of the winds seems situated hereabout, and Eolus and Boreas try to crack their cheeks in blowing on every passer-by. At the foot of the Pali we found friend Doiron awaiting us with a good vehicle and a stout horse, and having also the assistance of two boys on horseback, who attached their lariats to the shafts of our buggy, to help over the hills, away we went, a merry company of six in a trap made to carry four, and at noon on the third instant we arrived at the lovely retreat of Ahuimanu.

Father Lieven, the Principal, a stout hearty gentleman, of about forty years of age, gave us a welcome; which was heightened by meeting his coadjutor Father McGinniss, a genial son of the Isle of Faith. In the course of the day, the Venerable Bishop Monseigneur Maigret, accompanied by Father Aubert of Lahaina, arrived; and subsequently we had the honor to meet for the first time Father Damien, our hero who has devoted his life to the lepers. And soon, with this intelligent, cultivated and chatty company of Reverends, we found ourselves very pleasantly at home.

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Mele Inoa for Kauikeaouli, Kamehameha III. 1862.

Also, I am behind, but go check out last week’s “Welo Hou” post about “Aita oe e parau”!
https://www.bishopmuseum.org/a-i-ka-%ca%bboe-palau-aita-%ca%bboe-e-parau/

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HE INOA NO KAUIKEAOULI.

Auhea wale ana oe, kapua hau o Maleka,
Ke au nei ka manao, Pehea o Niagala,
Kela wai kamahao, wai halulu o ka moano,
Nene i na moku, lohe aku nei Lukini,
Ua ana ia Kuleke, aohe i hopo Ladana,
I ka nui o Asia, hue a ke kaona nui,
Laki ka moana Iniana, ehuehu Enelani,
Ke kowa o Sekotia, aita oe e palau,
No’u o Ainahau, a ka wai o Nolewai,
Pau mai ko’u palena, ilaila a’u la oki,
Lawe u’a linohau, a ai ka manu iluna,
I kilohi iho kuu hana, he nani o Hudesona,
Kaikuono Papine, mea ua ae ia,
Me oe a ke aloha iwini o ke aumoa,
Auhea wale ana oe, e ka uneune puuwai,
E ke kaukini ma-lo, nana i ue laholio,
Hoomaloe i kuu kino, hooueue i ka moe,
Lana koi kahi manao, halanalana i ka leo,
O ua…

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Anyone know who Laulani Koki is? 1890.

Did you check out yesterday’s post on “Welo Hou” yet? All these sources coming together make for a bigger understanding of history! See the post at: https://www.bishopmuseum.org/hanohano-waimea-i-ka-wai-kea/

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HE INOA NO LAULANI KOKI

Hanohano Hanalei i ka ua nui
He pakika i ka limu o Manuakepa
Anu hewa i ka wai o Lumahai
Kalehuamakanoe o Luluupali
Alai e ka noe paa o Naue
E ena Haena i ka ehukai
I maliu i ke ala o ka lauae
A heaha ka hana a Lohiau ipo
O ka li’a i ka wai Kuauhoe
O ka nihi a ke ahi i Makuaiki
Haaheo i ka haka o Nualolo
Ka anohi uakoko i ka moana
Wehiwehi Polihale i ka Pahapaha
I ka lei makahehi a ka malihini
Ua nani Mana i ka liula
Ka anapa ka alohi aiai na ike
Ike i ke one kani o Nohili
Kohu Vaiolina ke hone mai
Haina ia mai ana ka puana
O Halia Laulani ko’u inoa.

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