Celebration of the birth of Queen Victoria, 1863.

[Found under: “NA MEA HOU O HAWAII NEI.”]

The Birthday of Victoria.—On Sunday of this past week, the 24th of May was the birthday of Queen Victoria, the Widow Queen of England, Ireland, and Scotland, Continue reading

Hula at Queen Emma’s birthday celebration, 1875.

[Found under: “Nu Hou Kuloko.”]

Birthday of Queen Emma.—This past Saturday, Queen Emma Kaleleonalani observed her birthday at her Residence, and there were many people who went to watch the entertainment of the day and to indulge in all the food from the great Table filled through her generosity;

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Eo, e Kaleleonalani! 1874.

Mr. Editor—We all know what the Hawaiian hula is, even in its least objectionable form. Say what we can by way of apology for it, it remains after all, a miserable relic of barbarism, the preservation of which and its encouragement by the chiefs is unfavorable to the growth of pure morals among the people. Continue reading

Emma Ahuena Taylor remembers Princess Ruth Keelikolani, 1935.

PRINCESS RUTH KEELIKOLANI, HAUGHTY BUT KIND, BELOVED ALII OF OLD DAYS

Her Highness Princess Ruth Keelikolani seemed to have always been in my life.

When she came to stay at Wailuakio (Palama), she would always spend the night in my mother’s home. For her retinue was large and my mother’s home was a convenient place to entertain them all. Continue reading

Contributors of mele to Helen Roberts’ collection at Bishop Museum, 1924.

MELE, LEGEND CONTRIBUTORS ARE THANKED

Hawaiian Folklore Commission Names Many Islanders

YEAR’S COMPILATION

The names of many well-known residents of the various island communities have been mentioned in a report which Miss Helen H. Roberts has recently sent from the mainland. Miss Roberts left Hawaii some weeks ago after spending a year in the compilation of a collection of ancient music and meles for the Hawaiian Legends and Folklore Commission.

The contributors of meles or music by recitation are mentioned in one group and the contributors of written collections are mentioned in another: Continue reading

Kamehameha IV travels to the west, 1856.

THE CIRCUIT OF THE KING.

It was heard that the King went from  here and on the next day landed at Waimea, Kauai, and that night sailed for Niihau, and landed at Nonopapa on Saturday [la hoomalolo]. They were there on the Sabbath, and they congregated and worshiped Jehovah on that day. On the next day, they rode horses and went fishing; there are a 100 or more horses on Niihau; they caught a lot of fish. Continue reading