Sap of the Kukui, 1867.

Has anyone tried this? Or heard about it?


[Found under: “LOCAL NEWS: Oahu”]

Kukui Sap.—On the evening of last Wednesday, one of our friends was walking by the Royal Court at Waikiki Kai, and there he was given the pilali of the kukui tree mixed with sugar and other things; it was just so delicious. According to some people, there are people who eat a lot of  ti [probably the baked root of the ti plant], however it is better.

[Has anyone ever tried either of these? Does anyone still do this today?]

(Kuokoa, 4/20/1867, p. 2)

Pilali Kukui. Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke VI, Helu 16, Aoao 2. Aperila 20, 1867.

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The first Kamehameha Day, 1872.


Tuesday, the 11th inst., the Commemoration Day of Kamehameha I., will be observed as a Public Holiday, and all Government Offices will be closed.

Ferd. W. Hutchison,
Minister of the Interior.

Interior Office, June 4, 1872

(Hawaiian Gazette, 6/5/1872, p. 2)


Hawaiian Gazette, Volume VIII, Number 21, Page 2. June 5, 1872.

E Nai Wale No Oukou… 1897.

E naʻi wale nō ʻoukou!



1. E Hawaii Nui kuauli,
E na Honoapiilani,
Oahu o Kakuhihewa,
Kauai o Manokalani.

Cho. E nai wale no oukou,
I kuu pono ao’e pau,
I ka pono kumu o Hawaii,
E mau e ka Ea o ka aina i ka pono.

2. He leo aloha i pae mai,
Mai na kukulu mai o Kahiki,
E i mai ana ia oe e Hawaii,
E malama i ka maluhia.

3. I hookahi kahi ka manao,
I hookahi kahi ke aloha,
I hookahi kahi puuwai,
E malama i ka maluhia.

Composed by
Samuel K. Kamakaia.

[Another well-known mele, with a few noticeable differences from what is sung today. The repeated line “E malama i ka maluhia.” would be “Keep the peace.”]

(Aloha Aina, 8/21/1897, p. 7)

NAI WALE NO OUKOU AO'E PAU Ke Aloha Aina, Buke III, Helu 34, Aoao 7. Augate 21, 1897.

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Scenes from the Kamehameha Day celebration, 1919.

Four more days until the lei draping of the Kamehameha statue! Five more days until the parade!! 200 years!!!


The picture [on the top] shows the various Hawaiian Societies seated on the Palace Grounds and listening to the speeches of the famous deeds of Kamehameha in his lifetime, and also the songs prepared for the day. The parade of the morning was one of the most beautiful parades seen. The small pictures below show parts of the parade; on the far left is Mrs. Alice Kamokila Macfarlane, the head of the Daughters of Hawaiian Warriors [Ahahui o na Kaikamahine a na Pukaua], along with some of the members. In the middle are the guards of Kamehameha armed with their spears, and on the far right is a picture showing the scene called “Mamalahoa Kanawai.”

[Don’t forget to turn out for or tune into the Kamehameha Parade of 2014!]

(Kuokoa, 6/13/1919, p. 1)

O keia kii he hiona... Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LVII, Helu 24, Aoao 1. Iune 13, 1919.

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Letter from Emperor Alexander to King Lunalilo, 1873.

[Found under: “Na Palapala hoalohaloha a na ‘Lii o Europa i ko kakou Moi.”]

To His Majesty Lunalilo, King of the Sandwich Islands, Our Great and Good Friend.

Great and Good Friend: It is with deep regret that We have received the letter of Your Majesty informing Us of the demise of Your Predecessor and Cousin, His Majesty Kamehameha V. Continue reading