Official Proclamation of the first Kamehameha Day Holiday, 1872.

[Found under: “MA KE KAUOHA.”]

By the Blessings of God, We, Kamehameha V., the King of the Hawaiian Islands, through this, proclaim that it is our desire and pleasure that from here forth, the eleventh day of June, of every year will be a Holiday to memorialize Our Grandfather and Our Progenitor, Kamehameha I., the one who founded the Nation of Hawaii.

Given at Iolani Palace, by Our hand and Great Seal of Our Nation on this 22nd of December, 1872.

[Legal Seal] KAMEHAMEHA Rex.

(Au Okoa, 12/28/1871, p. 2)

Ma ka Lokomaikai o ke Akua...

Ke Au Okoa, Buke VII, Helu 37, Aoao 2. Dekemaba 28, 1871.

Prince Kuhio’s 17th birthday celebration redux—a little clearer, but still… 1888.

[Found under: “This and That.”]

A celebratory feast was held at Iolani Palace this past Monday; that was the 18th¹ birthday of Prince Kalanianaole.

[Compare this to the previous post. This  image was taken directly from the microfilm. At least the text, although barely, is legible. Many times even the microfilms are unclear. The Hawaiian-Language Newspapers deserve to be reshot clearly—the countless people who wrote in the Hawaiian-Language Newspapers deserve to have their words read and heard as they intended.]

The black to the left of the article is a shadow that was caused because the newspaper is bound tightly like a book, and when that page is shot, the left of the page curves down and falls in a valley. That is why although the binding of the issues allowed them to survive intact to today, it is not good for shooting images. The papers need to be first unbound and laid out flat so we can get as clear an image as possible.]

¹If Kuhio was born on March 26, 1871, he would have been 17 years old then.

(Kuokoa, 3/31/1888, p. 3)

He papaaina hoomanao ka i malama...

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXVIII, Helu 13, Aoao 3. Maraki 31, 1888.