“Lei Day” written by Mary Robins, 1928.

WRITES LEI DAY SONG

Mrs. Mary Robins, right, who has composed a song, “Lei Day,” which she and her daughter, Mrs. Mattie R. Caminos, sang today at the Bank of Hawaii. Continue reading

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Lei Day and Mary Robins, 1928.

Composer of “Honolulu Harbor”

MRS. MARY ROBBINS, the composer of “Honolulu Harbor,” the latest hit of popular Hawaiian melody, sang her own composition on the first annual Lei day of Honolulu at Bank of Hawaii on May 1. Continue reading

Newspapers, Mary Robins, mele, and connections, 1919.

HE HULA NO E. E. ROBINS.

Kaulana mai nei o Honolulu Harbor,
O ka ipukukui malamalama,
He nani no oe ua ikeia,
A na manu e pohai nei;
Ku mai o Robins me ka hiehie,
He ui ninau ia Henry Au,
E uleu kaua a e pono ai,
I loaa ka makana mailuna mai,
Hoike piha oe i kou ike,
Noii nowelo a ke akamai;
O ka paia keleawe e hulali ana,
Opuu kaimana alohilohi;
Ua hana noeau ia e Palanai,
Ke pipi’o nei e ke anuenue;
O ka pipiio no ia Honolulu Harbor,
A welo e ka hae helu ekahi.
Lohe aku Kaleponi he aina nani,
Ua kau ka hoku i waenakonu.
O ka pine kohu ana ko umauma,
E owaka e ka nani i Kilauea,
Ka moena weleweka ka moena ia,
Opuu kaimana kau umauma;
Imua kaua a lanakila,
Ke Akua mau loa kou kokua;
Hea aku au e o mai oe,
E o e Robins i kou inoa.

Hakuia e
MRS. MARY ROBINS. Continue reading

Pretty cool map of Honolulu, 1845.

HONOLULU.

In the picture above, clear are the yards and streets, and the layout of Honolulu, the great city of Hawaii. Here is where the King lives permanently, as well as the Prime Minister, and the Nation’s Legislature.

By the numbers on the picture, each place is clearly recognized, Thusly:

1. Residence of the King.

2. Fort, where the Governor lives.

3. Church of the King at Kawaiahao, where Armstrong preaches salvation.

4. Catholic Church, of Maigret them.

5. Smith’s Church at Kaumakapili.

6. Haole church at Polelewa, of Damon

7. School of the Young Chiefs

8. Hotel, “welcoming house”.

9. Government building at Honolulu.

10. Government printing house.

11. Haole school.

12. Store of Brewer them.

13. Store of Pele [Bell?] them.

14. Infirmary for the sailors from America.

15. Infirmary for the sailors from Britain.

16. Infirmary for the sailors from France.

17. British Consulate.

18. American Consulate.

19. French Consulate.

20. Building of the American diplomats.

21. House of Damon the pastor of the sailors.

22. Street going to Nuuanu.

23. Street going to Ewa.

24. Street going to Waikiki.

25. Inner Harbor.

26. French Hotel.

27. Place of the American missionaries.

This is the number of stores in Honolulu.

Clothiers, 11.

Small shops, 14.

Auction houses, 2.

Hotels, 5.

Establishments not selling liquor, 6

Saloons, 6.

(Elele, 10/7/1845, pp. 105–106.)

HONOLULU.

Ka Elele, Buke 1, Pepa 14, Aoao 105-106. Okatoba 7, 1845.

Smallpox brought by the Meifoo, 1881.

Smallpox in Honolulu nei.

O Hawaiian Nation, the steamship “Meifoo” from China, entered into Honolulu Harbor, and within its passengers, there are six Chinese who are suffering from that frightful annihilating disease of 1853–4, that illness that took ten-thousand of our beloved people. There are two of them with the disease that are very bad, and four will perhaps live.

We understand the the Board of Health has decided to quarantine the sick at the hospital at Kahakaaulana, and for those that are not sick, to quarantine them at Kakaako, while detaining the agents of the ship to pay all expenses should the disease spread here after.

We call out to our beloved nation, let us watch out for ourselves, and let us not associate much with these foreigners, for the time for concern has come upon our nation, because this disease was brought here and it is at our own door. Should we be saved, it is only through the love of the Almighty.

Do recall, O Leaders of our Nation, as well as the members of the Board of Health, that the cabinet of Gerrit P. Judd [Kauka] was ended because of this, and we fear that maybe there will be one that follows the first one in the very near future. Only time will tell.

As we were returning to print the paper for today, it was heard that Smallpox appeared in the body of a haole boy of this town. Here is a query, a question: what of this?

(Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, 2/5/1881, p. 2)

Ka Mai Puupuu Samola Poki ma Honolulu nei.

Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, Buke IV, Helu 6, Aoao 2. Feberuari 5, 1881.