Mr. W. Puaoi goes to Salt Lake, Utah, 1899.


Mr. W. Puaoi, a Hawaiian who travelled to the United States and came back aboard the Australia, visited our office; he informed us. While he was in America, he visited Salt Lake City, Utah, the large Mormon city, Continue reading

Strive for the summit! 1899.


Aboard the Australia which arrived from San Francisco was received the silver [wai dala] name plate for the top of the casket of Queen Kapiolani who sleeps at ease the eternal sleep, and on that plate are these words thus:


Wife of King Kalakaua

Born in Hilo, Hawaii, on the 31st of December, 1834.

Died at Honolulu, Oahu on the 24th of June, 1899.

64 Years, 5 Months, and 23 Days.

Also put on that plate will be the royal crown, the words “Kulia i ka Nuu” and “KK”.

(Aloha Aina, 11/4/1899, p. 4)


Ke Aloha Aina, Buke V, Helu 44, Aoao 4. Novemaba 4, 1899.

Princess Kaiulani returns home, 1897.


This past Tuesday, the 10th of Nov., with the arrival of the steamship Australia, the “Princess” Kaiulani, and her birth father [luaui makuakane], Hon. A. S. Cleghorn returned. Her attire carried the “alii” colors of Hawaii nei, that being the yellow of mamo feathers and the red [“pai-ula”] of the oo. Upon her head was a lei of carnation “poni-moi” [coronation]. She was in fine health, and has the stature of a well-educated lady.

Before the ship docked, the wharf was filled with people of all of the different lahui among us; the most however were Hawaiians. And when the ship came of to the dock, she was clearly seen, and some sobbed at her sight. This was not the body of Kaiulani eight years ago, but this was Kaiulani at twenty years old. When she left the shores of her land of birth, she was bight a child [“kama”] of 10 or 12 years of age, and she looked very much like the picture below:


Her features and Her demeanor in the days of Her youth.

But upon this return, she is a woman that is a full-grown adult, and invested upon her are all the qualities of an adult. Among the words she gave to the people who met with her aboard the ship, she expressed her joy in stepping once again on the sands of her birth. She stood on the ship for almost a half an hour being detained by the many friends who hugged her. “Aloha—aloha to the alii,” are the words from the mouths of the kanaka maoli. Thereafter, she stepped of of the ship, accompanied by her birth father, along with Miss Eva Parker and the “Prince” David Kawananakoa, and she stepped into the car. While the car headed up from the dock, the sides of the street were filled with spectators who gave their aloha to her, and the “young Alii” nodded to each one on both sides of the road at the places which expressed their aloha.

She left for her home in Waikiki.


The young “Alii” Kaiulani is at her residence in Ainahau, Waikiki. She will have audience with the Hawaiians on Saturdays from 10 in the morning until 4 in the afternoon; and the others on each day at the hours set aside. On this Wednesday, she went into the uplands to the Crypt of the “Alii” up in Nuuanu.


This Picture is taken from a lime-light picture [? kii hoolele aka] taken of her in London, a few months ago.

[It is good to be wary of the loyalties of the newspaper (just as it is today) when reading coverage of events. The Kuokoa seems to be at this time pro-annexation and anti-monarchy. This is reflected in their use of quotation marks around words like “Princess” and “Alii”.]

(Kuokoa, 11/12/1897, p. 1)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXXVI, Helu 46, Aoao 1. Novemaba 12, 1897.

The Steamship Australia, 1900.


The picture above illustrates the scene that cannot be forgotten by the crowd of thousands of Honolulu nei, as it goes on its ocean path to the Golden Gate of San Francisco. This is a regular festivity here in Honolulu. The men and women are decorated with lei of this and that variety, and it is glorious to see, the beauty of everyone. It is so very beautiful.

[The Australia was one of the many ships that took Hawaiians to and from this Archipelago. One of her famous passengers was Sweet Emalia, Emalia Kaihumua, the composer of “He Aloha Moku o Keawe,” which is a song composed in far away San Francisco during a time of great turbulence, where the writer yearns for her homeland.

Don’t forget to tune in tonight to the 94th annual Kamehameha Schools’ Song Contest! Its theme this year is Songs of World Travel!!]

(Kuokoa, 3/23/1900, p. 1)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXXVIII, Helu 12, Aoao 1. Maraki 23, 1900.

More on Mrs. Heleluhe going to take the place of Kahele Nahaolelua, and name variations, 1897.


Because Mrs. Kahele Nahaolelua has been away from the presence of the Queen due to her illness, Mrs. Vakeki Heleluhe has been ordered to  seek out the Royal One in Washington; she will be leaving the mother land on the Australia of this next Wednesday, May 5th, for the skin-nipping cold of America, and while she is treads through San Francisco, her care will be under the guidance of J. A. Palmer [Pama], the Queen’s secretary. And for you, O Mrs. Vakeki Heleluhe, is our prayer, that your ocean voyage be accompanied by God’s protection and may he put you ashore on dry land in good health, and may he be with you on water and on land. And when you meet with the Heavenly Alii of the lahui, give the royal one our great aloha.

[According to David Forbes, from the new edition of “Hawaii’s Story,” Mrs. Heleluhe was sometimes referred to as “Waikiki”. Here we see her as “Vakeki”.

See another article on Mrs. Heleluhe’s departure here.

Also, to be added to the index of the new edition should be:

Heleluhe, Wakeke Ululani, 106, 258, 338, 385, 391]

(Aloha Aina, 5/1/1897, p. 6)


Ke Aloha Aina, Buke III, Helu 18, Aoao 6. Mei 1, 1897.

The Queen leaves Washington, D. C., 1900.


We have received the latest news from San Francisco [Kapalakiko], about the arrival of the Queen and her travelling companions in that city on Sunday, May 19th from Washington. There are many friends who visit to see her, and the Hawaiian singing group living there came to honor their queen for two hours.

Liliu is at the California Hotel with her companions, Joseph Heleluhe; Miss Myra Heleluhe; and Charles Hamilton English, her doctor. They are planning to return home on the Australia. That is what we hear from the Czarina.

(Aloha Aina, 6/2/1900, p. 4)


Ke Aloha Aina, Buke VI, Helu 22, Aoao 4. Iune 2, 1900.

Wakeke Heleluhe to take the place of Kia Kahele Nahaolelua, 1897.

Returning Home.

It is heard that Mrs. Kahele Nahaolelua is returning on the steamer Monowai this coming Thursday and left behind the Queen [Aliiaimoku]. The reason for this return is unclear to us, however, there are all sorts of rumors; some say she is sick, some say that she misses her family, some say that she has urgent business, and so forth; the truth will be known only when she returns. And because she is coming home, in her stead will be Mrs. Wakeke Heleluhe, who will leave on the steamship Australia of this coming Wednesday. Her departure is certain, for her wardrobe is being made for her trip to foreign lands. So this is a confirmation of the truth of Captain Palmer’s words that it is unclear when the Queen will return and her stay there is not limited.

[The Queen states:

In the early part of May it became necessary for my companion, Mrs. Kia Nahaolelua, to return to Honolulu. Three months was the length of time I had expected to be absent when I asked her to accompany me; but five months had passed away, and her husband and large family of children needed her. So I sent her to San Francisco under the charge of Captain Palmer, where he was to meet Mrs. Joseph Heleluhe, and conduct her to Washington.

See another article on Mrs. Heleluhe’s departure.]

(Makaainana, 5/3/1897, p. 8)

E Huli Hoi Mai Ana.

Ka Makaainana, Buke VII—-Ano Hou, Helu 18, Aoao 8. Mei 3, 1897.