More Ahahui Na’i Aupuni, 1925.


Ahahui Na’i Aupuni.

All members of the Na’i Aupuni Association are requested to gather at Kawaiahao Church in full uniform of the association on this Sunday, March 29, 1925, to celebrate Kuhio Day.

Kaihua Robins.

[I wonder what the relationship between Mary Keliiaukaiokaahumanu Robins and this Kaihua Robins is.]

(Kuokoa, 3/26/1925, p. 2)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXIV, Helu 13, Aoao 2. Maraki 26, 1925.

More about the Na’i Aupuni Association, 1925.

Marching Drill Unit of the Ahahui Na’i Aupuni.

In Phoenix Hall, at half past seven on this Saturday night, the Na’i Aupuni Association will hold a play and dance, and the profits from this endeavor will go to the association.

Also shown on that night will be marching with ihe [spears] by the members of the association under the direction of a woman. The drill commands will all be in the old language—the language spoken during the monarchy, by their war leaders.

A prize of ten dollars will be awarded to the one who knows the correct name of the spear, along with the explanation of the true circumstances under which the spear was made.  Tickets are available at the door on that night, or directly from the members of the ticket selling committee.

(Kuokoa, 4/23/1925, p. 2)

Ka Puali Paikau Hookahakaha o ka Ahahui Na'i Aupuni

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXIV, Helu 17, Aoao 2. Aperila 23, 1925.

More on Ahahui Na’i Aupuni, 1925.

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At half past 7 on the eveing of this Sunday, May 10th, 1925, the Na’i Aupuni Association will hold their regular meeting at Phoenix Hall; it is requested that all members attend this meeting.

(Kuokoa, 5/7/1925, p. 6)

Ma ka hapalua o ka hora 7...

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXIV, Helu 19, Aoao 6. Mei 7, 1925.

Things that just make you go hmmmm… 1924.


Seen in this picture is Brother John Nash, who is regular to Honolulu’s people; he is a haole who walks around without shoes and is a haole preacher who uses street corners as places to preach in front of the people. And Mrs. Mary Keliiaukaiokaahumanu Robins who convinced this haole to wear shoes on his feet as well as clothes like other men.

As for the story of this haole preacher, he took this calling when he was serving in the military; because he was considered crazy, he was confined to an asylum, but was released soon after.

He married his wife and they had three children: one of them is currently in the service, and the other two are getting their schooling.

When he arrived in Honolulu, there were many who pushed him to wear clothing and shoes, but he did not agree in the least, and so too went the pleas of the Americans; it was only to Mrs. Mary K. Robins that he acquiesced and he now wears clothes.

According to Mrs. Robins, she met Brother John Nash in Kawaiahao Church, and she urged him to go with her to her home in the lighthouse of the harbor there. It was there that this haole told his story, and Mrs. Robins likewise told hers; and after much arguing with this preacher, he was baffled [kahaha?], and while they were talking, he agreed to discard his old ways and to don clothing like other people.

Mrs. Robins is the founder of the Association called Na’i Aupuni, an association for Hawaiians, and that haole assists her in that endeavor.

[Anybody know more about this organization called Ahahui Na’i Aupuni?]

(Kuokoa, 12/11/1924, p. 2)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXIII, Helu 50, Aoao 2. Dekemaba 11, 1924.