Manuia Maunupau, old-time Kona fisherman, passes away, 1940.

Noted Isle Fisherman Who Taught Rulers, Will Be Buried Today

MANUIA MAUNUPAU

Manuia Maunupau Dies In Honolulu After Long Career On Kona Coast

A famous old-time Hawaiian fisherman, one who taught Island royalty the art, will be laid to rest here this afternoon when Manuia Maunupau of Kailua, Kona, is buried.

Mr. Maunupau died Sunday night at the home of his son, Thomas K. Maunupau, 3326 Hoolulu street, after an illness of three months. He was 68 years old and had come to Honolulu in February for medical treatment.

Born In Honolulu

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Silva’s mortuary, where the body has been on view since last night. Interment will take place Puea cemetery.

Mr. Maunupau was born in Honuakaha, this city, but spent his boyhood days in fishing at Kuhio and Kaupulehu, two of the old-time fishing villages in that section of Kona called “the waste and waterless Kekaha.”

Knew Waters

It was from his father, Maihui, that he learned the various methods of fishing. He knew the names and location of the koas or fishing grounds, particularly those surrounding the area know as Haleohi’u, “the house of many fish tails,” which is located between Keahole Point and Kuhio.

Mr. Maunupau knew the landmarks of these fishing grounds: their characteristics, such as depth, current and the kinds of fish that are found there. He knew the stars, current and the winds.He knew every rock and reef offshore and could steer a canoe or boat blindfolded along the west coast of Hawaii.

Royal Fisherman

For a short time, Manuia Maunupau was a mate on a schooner owned by George McDougall, who was then doing business in Kailua, Hawaii, more than 40 years ago, and which ran between West Hawaii ports and Honolulu.

J. B. Curts, manager of H. Hackfeld & Co., Ltd., of Kailua, Hawaii, hired him as a pilot to steer lumber vessels when they were…

(Honolulu Advertiser, 3/26/1940, p. 1)

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The Honolulu Advertiser, 84th Year, Number 19,145, Page 1. March 26, 1940.

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Uluniu, land of the former home of King Kalakaua, sold, 1915.

A PORTION OF THE HOUSE LOT OF KUHIO WAS SOLD.

That section of the land known as Uluniu which faces Kalakaua Avenue stretching from Ainahau to the area very close to the residence of Representative Kuhio, went to the new owner, Percy M. Pond, through a sale on the morning of this past Friday.

The land is almost six acres, and includes a majority of the house lot in Waikiki previously owned by Prince Kuhio. According to what is being said in public, it went for the price of $32,500. Continue reading

Special piano built, 1901.

PIANO MADE WITH HAWAIIAN WOOD.

Bergstrom Music Company [hui kuai mea kani Bergstrom] received a piano made with koa wood. This piano was made in Chickering, Boston under the order of Prince Kalanianaole. The cost for the building fo this piano was about $1,000, and the koa wood it was made from was sent from Hawaii nei.

The look of this instrument is lovely, and above where it is played is placed the crown of Hawaii and the words “Kulia Kanuu.” The instrument will be placed under the care of Prince Kawananakoa when the Prince Kalanianaole and his wife returns from their trip around the world.

[Does anyone know if this piano still exists? I sure hope so.]

(Aloha Aina, 2/2/1901, p. 5)

PIANO I HANAIA ME KA LAAU HAWAII.

Ke Aloha Aina, Buke VII, Helu 5, Aoao 5. Feberuari 2, 1901.

Memorial Day past, 1902.

Honoring Alii

In the early morning of this past memorial day [la kau pua], Prince David Kawananakoa and his friends glided quietly up to the grave of our Alii.

As he entered, he placed flowers and beautiful lei upon the coffins there. It is good that he honored them, and we believe this to be aloha for the alii. We are with him in his actions.

[Let us not remember those who we aloha just on this one day of the year…]

(Kuokoa, 6/6/1902, p. 2)

Ka Hoomanao Alii

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XL, Helu 23, Aoao 2. Iune 6, 1902.

Name song for David Kawananakoa, 1893.

HE INOA NO KAWANANAKOA.

He inoa nou e Kalani Kawika
No ka pua i mohala i Makanoni,
Nau i hoolana me ka wiwo ole
Ka manao haaheo i ka puuwai
Hoouna ia oe maka mikiona
I wahaolelo no ka Lahui
Haulani aku oe a oia loa
Na kai ehuheu o ka Moana
Na kilihune ua o ka Hooilo
Hau iniki ili a o Kaleponi
Ka makani hui koni o ka Akau
O ka noe halii ma ka Hikina;
Mea ole wale no i ka uilani
Ka uwila hoohana a o Hawaii
E ake no a hookoia
Na kikoni wela a ka puuwai
I ka hapai mai a ke aloha
O ka ewe hanau o ka Aina
Aia ka palena o Wakinekona
Kapikala kaulana a o Nu Ioka
Ike i ka nani a o Amerika
I ka uluwehi o ka Hale Keokeo
Ilaila olu pono kahi manao
Lana malie iho me he wai ala
Launa oluolu me ke aloha
Me ka manao lana o ka lanakila
Ninau mai e ka Pelekikena
Pehea Hawaii Nui o Keawe
Oia mau no o ke onaona
Ka pua nani o ka Pakipika
E popohe ana ia me ka nohea
E hooheno ia ai e ka malihini
Ina no oe a e ike ana
I ka lihilihi ula o ka Lehua
Aole e nele kou awihi
I ka ui kaulana o ke Ao nei
A oia no hoi Ko’u manao
A i alo mai nei o ke Kai loa
Eia ka Elele o ke Kuini
Puuwai Hao Kila Makeneki
Ua ino na hana a ke Koae
Kahi manu aea pili pohaku
E ake ana no a hoopunana
Malalo o ka malu lau laau
I malumalu ai kana punua
I manao ai e hoolaukoa
A piha i ka hulu owala mai
Kapapa hewa ana ma ke kuono
I ka ono i ka hua Ohelopapa
O ke kihapai o Elenale
Hookaha i ka nani o ka Aina
Ke Gula hu wala a o Hawaii
Pehea la ia i kou manao
Me nei oe la noonoo mai
E wiki oiai ka manawa pono
Aia Enelani ua enaena
Kulou ke poo o ka Aeko
I ka ea ana mai puua ka waha
Ua hewa na hua a ke Koae
Aohe moneka nana e kala
Ua pono kou manao e Kalani
E hoi no oe me ka hanohano
Lawe ae no oe a kiekie
He loaa mai na kupuna mai
Me oe ke aloha o ke Kahikolu
E ka Iwakiani o Hawaii
A he lei Mokihana onaona Oe
I pilia me ka Lauae o Makana
E o e Kalani pua laha ole
O Kawananakoa kou inoa.

Miss. Kekoaohiwaikalani

Puahaulani Hale

Honolulu, March 1, 1893.

(Leo o ka Lahui, 3/7/1893, p. 3)

HE INOA NO KAWANANAKOA.

Ka Leo o ka Lahui, Buke II, Helu 656, Aoao 3. Maraki 7, 1893.

David Kawananakoa speaks on annexation, 1893.

WILL APPEAL TO CONGRESS.

Ex-Queen Liliuokalani’s Commissioner Arrives at the National Capital.

Washington, Feb. 18.—Paul Neuman, the envoy of Queen Liliuokalani to the United States, accompanied by Prince David, of the royal family, and two servants, reached the city late last night, and took apartments at the Richmond. To-day Mr. Neuman held a conference with acting Secretary of State Wharton, with whom he had a long talk concerning the object of his visit. Mr. Wharton could, of course, do nothing, and Mr. Neuman expressed himself as satisfied that his only chance for successfully representing the claims of the ex-Queen lay through the medium of Congress. Prince David said: “We do not intend to make a struggle against annexation. If the United States government sees fit to annex Hawaii we shall make no complaints.”

[I am not sure if this statement was ever published in any Hawaii newspaper.]

(Indianapolis Journal, 2/19/1893, p. 4)

WILL APPEAL TO CONGRESS.

The Indianapolis Journal, Page 4. February 19, 1893.

Morning Call and Princess Kaiulani’s protest, 1893.

WAIL OF A PRINCESS.

Kaiulani Will Come to America in Her Own Interest.

She Was Sent Away to Be Educated, and Now She Is Kept In Ignorance.

Special to The Morning Call.

London, Feb. 18.—The Princess Kaiulani sends the following address to the American people:

“Four years ago, at the request of Thurston, the Hawaiian Cabinet Minister, I was sent away to England to be educated privately and fitted  for the position which, by the constitution of Hawaii, I was to inherit.

“All these years I have patiently and in exile striven to fit myself for my return this year to my country.

“I am now told that Thurston is in Washington asking you to take away my flag and my throne. No one tells me even this officially. Have I done anything wrong that this wrong should be done me and my people?

“I am coming to Washington to plead for my throne, my nation and my flag. Will not the great American people hear me?

“Kaiulani.”

Washington, Feb. 18.—While the annexation commissioners were paying their respects to Secretary Elkins at the War Department this morning their diplomatic antagonist, Paul Neumann, the ex-Queen’s representative, was in another part of the building in consultation with acting Secretary Wharton of the State Department, with whom he had a long talk concerning the object of his visit. Wharton, of course, could do nothing, and Neumann expressed himself as satisfied. His chance for successfully representing the claims of the ex-Queen lay through the medium of Congress.

Prince David said: “We do not intend to make a struggle against annexation. If the United States Government sees fit to annex Hawaii we shall make no complaint.”

[Although the same quote was printed in newspapers across America, what each newspaper did with the title varies. Also, what they put next to the article should be looked at as well. The Morning Call was printed in San Francisco.

The quote by David Kawananakoa at the bottom is interesting.]

(Morning Call, 2/19/1893, p. 1)

WAIL OF A PRINCESS.

The Morning Call, Volume LXXIII, Number 81, Page 1. February 19, 1893.

Princess Kaiulani celebrates the new year in Waimea, 1899.

New Year’s Celebration in Waimea.

The people of Waimea held a Happy New Year party at 3 p. m. on this past Tuesday [1/3/1899], at the Courthouse here in Waimea. The table was given honor by the young Princess, Her Highness Kawekiulani Ahilapalapa Kaiulani and her entourage: the honorable ladies and gentlemen of Mana; the ladies of the mountainous land of the Kipuupuu Rain [Waimea]; and the lasso-flicking youth, Paul Jarrett. They ate until full, and drank until satiated of the delicacies of the table—Hape Nu Ia!

On the following night at 7 o’clock, European entertainment was held in the courtroom decorated with palai fronds of the forests, under the direction of an honorable gentleman giving welcome to the esteemed guest, the Wohi Princess, on that night of festivities, along with the other dignified ones accompanying her. In this European entertainment, the honor of the American Nation was paid first to Waimea, by the visit of the Young Alii Kawekiulani, Kawananakoa, Kuhio Kalanianaole, and his wife, along with the attending ladies of the alii for three nights; and it is said of the final night that it was Number 1 and better than Honolulu. According to the witnesses, “Waimea is the best.”

Maunakea.

Waimea, Hawaii, Jan. 5, 1899.

(Makaainana, 1/9/1899, p. 1)

Hoomanao Nu Ia ma Waimea.

Ka Makaainana, Buke XI—-Ano Hou, Helu 2, Aoao 1. Ianuari 9, 1899.

More on the death of Keanu, 1902.

KEANU DIES ON THE SEA SHORE

Shortly after 8 o’clock yesterday morning the body of Keanu, a high chiefess and reputed daughter of Kamehameha V, was found upon the beach at Waikiki, opposite the premises of the late Queen Dowager Kapiolani, now occupied by Princes David and Cupid. The woman had probably been dead about an hour when discovered, and her death is believed to have been due to apoplexy. She was well when she left the Dowager’s premises early in the morning. She wen across the roadway to the bathing beach, donned a muumuu and entered the water for a swim. Just how soon she was overcome is not known, but it is evident that she was upon the beach when the attack came. The fact which led to the belief of apoplexy was that the face was much discolored. There is nothing pointing to foul play and it is not believed that she was drowned.

A jury was empanelled yesterday morning and the body viewed at the morgue. An inquest was to have been held last night at the police station but was postponed until this afternoon.

Keanu was a woman of imposing appearance and always commanded the attention and respect of Hawaiians wherever she went. She had the manner and dignity of a chiefess of the royal blood and was looked upon by the natives generally as one to whom homage was due. She was a great friend of the late Princess Ruth and in later years was much with the late Queen Dowager. She has been residing on the premises at Pualeilani for several years and was protected by the two Princes, as well as by the Dowager before them. For some time past she had not been right in her mind. Several years ago her husband went away into the mountains and nothing more was heard of him. She leaves several children.

At the breakfast and reception given by Queen Liliuokalani last year Keanu was among those who called and her appearance was much commented on at that time, for, believing herself fully entitled to respect and homage, she swept majestically along amongst the throng as if she were a reigning queen.

(Hawaiian Gazette, 7/1/1902, p. 4)

KEANU DIES ON SEA SHORE

Hawaiian Gazette, Volume XXXVII, Number 50, Page 4. July 1, 1902.

Keanu, daughter of Kamehameha V and Keelikolani, passes, 1902.

That Royal Descendant of the Land has Passed.

KEANU DIES ON THE SHORE OF WAIKIKI.

Right after 8 o’clock in the morning of Monday, June 30, the dead body of Keanu (f.) was found out near the residence of the Princes Kawananakoa and Kalanianaole at Waikiki. On that morning she was seen coming out of the Princes’ place, and went all the way to the ocean. There she put on her muumuu and went into the ocean. From here, that was all that was known of her until her body was found. It is believed that she had a stroke [ma’i huki] while in the water, and while being so afflicted, she could not help herself.

Keanu was a chiefess, the daughter of Kamehameha V and Princess Ruth Keelikolani [Ruta], and it was he who housed her at Pualeilani, Waikiki, and it was there that she lived until this unfortunate accident.

She had a regal stature, and she became an important presence in our chiefly circles. She fearlessly appeared at royal audiences with elegance, and some who had not seen her before thought she was an actual queen.

Some time ago, her husband went into the mountains, and since then nothing was known of him. Keanu lived in sadness, and it was this that made her lose her senses. She left behind children who grieve in their love for her. How pitiful.

[Anyone have more information on Keanu?]

(Kuokoa, 7/4/1902, p. 1)

Hala ia Pua Alii o ka Aina

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XL, Helu 27, Aoao 1. Iulai 4, 1902.