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On the 16th of February past, Naone let out his last breath, and the man returned to his Lord whom he loved greatly, for whom he was a servant in many good works; Naone died at eighty or so years old. He was born up in Pauoa. His father was Mahi and his mother was Hama [?? it is hard to read]; his parents were from Kauai and then resided in Pauoa; these parents had three children: Pokaakua, along with P. Naone and D. Lima; Pokaakua and Lima died ealier, and only Naone lived until old age, living for more than 80 years. Continue reading →
Mr. Sila* of the United States was married to a woman here in Honolulu; Mikala Kamalimali is the name of his wife, the daughter of Mamala; the 24th of April was when they were married, at the house of Bingham [Binamu], the pastor here in Honolulu. Continue reading →
From the Sandwich Islands.—We have received a file of the Sandwich Island Gazette to March 11. The Gazette contains a recommendation to the inhabitants of the island to erect a monument to the memory of Captain Cook, at Hawaii, on the spot on which he was killed. The Gazette of Feb. 25, announces the marriage, by Mr. Bingham of Kauikeauli [Kauikeaouli], King of the Sandwich Islands, to Kalama, daughter of Naihekukui. Continue reading →
Death of the Alii, the Dowager Queen Hakaleleponi,* Kalama, Kapakuhaili.
The responsibility has fallen upon us to carry the bundle of grief, sadness, and woe, and with regret, we report to you of the death of the Alii, the Dowager Queen Hakaleleponi, Kalama, Kapakuhaili, at 11:02 on the past 20th of Sept., at her residence at Haimoeipo, Honolulu. Continue reading →
YESTERDAY MADE A FULL ONE-HUNDRED YEARS SINCE THE MISSIONARIES LEFT BOSTON.
The image below is of the very first group of Missionaries to leave Boston, on the 23 of the month of October, 1819. Yesterday makes a full one hundred years from their leaving America aboard the brig [mokupe’a] Thaddeus, and landed at Kailua, Hawaii, on the 4th of April, 1820. Seen are each of their names beneath their pictures; and on the 10th of April of this coming year, it will be a hundred years since their arrival in Hawaii nei, with commemorations held for them by Hawaii’s people in this town. Continue reading →
Honolulu Female Seminary.—In our advertising columns will be seen the advertisement of the Honolulu Female Academy, which is another of the schools provided by Christian benevolence for the benefit of the children of this highly favored land. This institution will, it is hoped, supply a felt need for a home for girls, in the town of Honolulu, yet not too near its center of business. It is being commenced in the substantial buildings erected many years since by the American Mission as a printing house and bindery, in connection with the premises of the Rev. E. W. Clark, Continue reading →
Koolau, Oahu, was where he was born; his parents were prominent people. His father died when he was a youth, and thereafter his mother (that being Eseka who is still living) became Governor of Molokai. When he was 8 years old, he joined the family of the King, Kamehameha III, and lived with them. They were at Hilo at this time. When he was 13, Haalilio entered the school of Bingham [Binamu] in Honolulu, and he studied English and…
(Elele, 4/25/1845, p. 13)
Ka Elele, Buke I, Pepa 2, Aoao 13, Aperila 25, 1845.
KAUIKEAOULI the King of the Hawaiian archipelago and KALAMA, the daughter of Naihekukui was wed by Mr. Bingham [Binamu].
At the stone house of Kekauluohi and Kanaina, the aunty and uncle [makua] of that girl, is where their marriage took place, and the wedding reception of the Alii, and the singing of the marriage hymn. After that, they went to pray at the church that night at the great assembly. “Marriage is honourable in all.” And this marriage is greatly respected by their true friends.
The readers of the Kuokoa will probably not be unable to recognize the features of the building pictured above; it is the church of Kawaiahao. It is an old building and one that is greatly beloved by a portion of our people, this mother church of ours. Its predecessor on these grounds was a church of pili grass; and the stone building was completed in 1842, constructed by the loving hands of the alii and makaainana of times gone by. It was Kekuanaoa and Bingham [Binamu] Sr. who selected the area where it was to be built and supervised its construction, however Bingham returned to America before the completion of this building.
There were many renowned events which were done in Kawaiahao such that it is as if the building was the place to carry out grand and fine deeds of the past, of the nation and the people. It was in this building that a number of the Legislative Sessions of the nation were opened, if this writer is not mistaken. It was in this building that Kamehameha V opened the Constitutional Convention [Ahaolelo Hooponopono Kumukanawai] on the 7th of July, 1864. Continue reading →