Samuel K. Kekoowai on the Daughters of Hawaii and Hanaiakamalama, 1923.

HANAIAKAMALAMA

This is a building near the end of the route of the electric car, and it stands on a hill.

As a result of the graciousness of one of the members of the Daughters of Hawaii [Ahahui o na Kaikamahine o Hawaii], this writer [Samuel K. Kekoowai] was introduced to Mrs. J. Swanzy, the leader of this association, and by her kindness I was welcomed to see the walls of that house which is filled with beautiful decorations of the monarchy, and their images hanging from the walls, set up almost like the museum of Kamehameha [Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum].

This group, the Daughters of Hawaii, upholds the name of Queen Emma Kaleleonalani, and her birthday is cherished by them, and the writer observed the commemoration held by the association which holds dear the name placed upon them, the Daughters of Hawaii.

In the story told to me within the house, Kaleleonalani was raised by her hanai guardian [kahu hanai], Dr. Rooke [Kauka Luka], until she married Liholiho Kamehameha 4, however, there is another version that I have been told by another.

On that 20th day of this June, I saw the back room totally filled with those who came, from the members to visitors, and most were whites and there were a few Hawaiians [??? a o-a na Hawaii].

The story of the circuit of Queen Emma Kaleleonalani around Oahu nei was told, beginning at Waimanalo at the place of John Cummins [Keoni Kamaki], and to Kaneohe at the place of Wainui Pii, and then on to Waikane at the place of Kameaaloha; at Kahana there was a Chinese named Apakana, on to Punaluu there was Naili, to Laie at the place of Kupau, to Kahuku at the place of Kaluhi, to Waialua at the place of Kaiaikawaha. Continue reading

Daughters of Hawaii to Put on Historical Play, 1913.

DAUGHTERS OF HAWAII TO GIVE UNIQUE PROGRAM

The Daughters of Hawaii, an Hawaiian historical society, whose object is to preserve secrets handed down from one generation to another, and whose members are composed of descendents of noted warriors from Alapai nui and Kalaniopuu, kings of Hawaii; Kahekili, king of Maui; Peleioholani and Kahahana, kings of Oahu; Kaeokulani and Kaneoneo, kings of Kauai; Keliiaa of Lanai and Kumukoa of Molokai up to the time of Kamehameha the Conqueror, will give an interesting and purely Hawaiian performance at the opera house on the evening of February 22, as a feature of the Mid-Pacific carnival, the performance forming a portion of the carnival committee’s program.

The performance will deal in tableaux showing famous historical incidents wherein kings and queens, chiefs, chiefesses, warriors and commoners, are shown. These tableaux are faithfully given as to costumes, customs and the beautiful feather cloaks and helmets which formed the regalia of the early rulers, will be seen.

The officers of this society are Mrs. Manuel Reis, president (Keohookalani); Mrs. Haka Iaukea, vice-president (Papakaniau); Mrs. C. M. Blaisdell, secretary and manager (Puea-a-Makakanalii); Mrs. Frank Aki, assistant manager (Kaiakauilani); Miss Pinao, music (kanikapila); Mrs. Pauahi [? Mrs. Puahi], hula.

The members of the society are Keahioka Lua, Kamaeokalani, Kailinaoa, Kailipalaki, Lilinoe, Mrs. Kekumano, Peleioholani, Mrs. Kahalelehua Notley, Mrs. Almira Johnson, Mrs. Lilikalani, Mrs. Paalaa Hook, Mrs. David Maikai, Mrs. Kaikainaalii Munsey, Mrs. Koahou, Mrs. Lydia Kaloio, Mrs. Charles Akau.

Honorary members, Lot Kamehameha, S. L. Peleioholani, Ab. Kaleikau [Abraham Kaleikau], E. K. Lilikalani, Koahau Keliiaa, Naihe Kamakahukilani.

(Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 2/18/1913, p. 5)

DAUGHTERS OF HAWAII TO GIVE UNIQUE PROGRAM

Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Volume XX, Number 6514, Page 5. February 18, 1913.

Daughters of Hawaii celebrate 90th birthday of Elizabeth Kekaaniau, 1924.

ANNOUNCEMENT.

Daughters of Hawaii.

The Daughters of Hawaii will hold a reception on Thursday, September 11, 1924, at 4 p. m., at Hanaiakamalama, the Home of Queen Emma, in Nuuanu Valley, to honor the Kaukaualii Elizabeth Kekaaniau Pratt, for her 90th birthday.

Open to all members of the Association.

BERNICE SPITZ.

Secretary.

(Kuokoa, 9/11/1924, p. 6)

HOOLAHA.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXIII, Helu 37, Aoao 6. Sepatemaba 11, 1924.

Beginning of the Daughters of Hawaii, 1903.

DAUGHTERS OF HAWAII.

An organization to be known as the “Daughters of Hawaii” was formed November 18, this year by Mrs. Emma L. Dillingham, Mrs. Sarah Collin Waters, Mrs. Lucinda Severance, Mrs. Ellen A. Weaver, Mrs. Annie A. Dickey, Mrs. Cornelia H. Jones and Miss Anna M. Paris. Its object is “To perpetuate the memory and spirit of old Hawaii and to preserve the nomenclature and correct pronunciation of the Hawaiian language.” No one is eligible to membership who was not born in Hawaii of parents who came here before 1869.

[I had a nice time at Queen Emma Summer Palace yesterday. They have a new exhibit called “Kiakahi,” dealing with the Queen’s travels abroad. Here is one of the first articles mentioning the Daughters of Hawaii found in the English newspapers. There are many more interesting accounts which can be found at http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ and by choosing Hawaii as the state and using the search term “Daughters of Hawaii” (in quotations).]

(Hawaiian Star, 12/7/1903, p. 7)

DAUGHTERS OF HAWAII.

The Hawaiian Star, Volume XI, Number 3654, Page 7. December 7, 1903.

Kahili from Washington Place to go to Hanaiakamalama, 1918.

KAHILI TO BE RETURNED TO THE HOME OF EMMA.

Because Washington Place [Wakinekona Hale] will be placed under the care of Governor McCarthy, as a home for him to live in with his family, twenty-six feather standards were returned from Washington Place to the old home of Queen Emma, in the uplands of Nuuanu, under the care of the Association, the Daughters of Hawaii [Na Kaikamahine o Hawaii].

During the funeral of Queen Liliuokalani, and while her body lay in state at Kawaiahao Church and in the throne room of the palace, those kahili were something the public could visit, however, as the result of an agreement between the trustees of Queen Liliuokalani’s estate and the Association of the Daughters of Hawaii, the caring for the kahili has been transferred to the association. As has been the custom from ancient times, it was during the night that kahili of those types were moved from one place to another, and so it was that the kahili were returned in the dark of night on Sunday two weeks ago.

However, because there were not enough people to carry the kahili and march on the roads to its new home where it is hoped to be cared for, the kahili were put on cars and it was on these cars which the people who held the kahili stood.

When the cars and the kahili arrived at the entrance to the yard of the home of Queen Emma in the uplands of Nuuanu, the kahili were taken by the leaders of the Association of the Daughters of Hawaii, and its care was transferred to them.

(Kuokoa, 10/18/1918, p. 2)

HOIHOIIA NA KAHILI MA KA HOME O EMA.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LVI, Helu 42, Aoao 2. Okatoba 18, 1918.

A public event at Hanaiakamalama, 2013.

Day at Queen Emma Summer Palace

Although the party held 89 years ago was only open to the members of the Daughters of Hawaii, the event this Saturday, October 5, 2013, is open to one and all. Queen Emma Summer Palace is under the care of the Daughters of Hawaii. It seems like it will be a great event with proceeds going to the organization. Let’s give them support for their care of this historic home of Ke Alii Kaleleonalani as well as Hulihee Palace in Kona!!

Check out our various posts on the Daughters of Hawaii!]

Day at Queen Emma Summer Palace

Day at Queen Emma Summer Palace

Daughters of Hawaii and Hanaiakamalama, 1924.

ANNOUNCEMENT.

Na Kaikamahine o Hawaii.

The Daughters of Hawaii will hold a social, this Thursday, September 11, 1924, at 4 p. m., at Hanaiakamalama, the Home of Queen Emma, in Nuuanu Valley, to honor the honorable Kaukaualii Elizabeth Kekaaniau Pratt, for her 90th birthday.

This is open to all the member of the Association.

BERNICE SPITZ,

Secretary.

(Kuokoa, 9/11/1924, p. 6)

HOOLAHA. Na Kaikamahine o Hawaii.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXIII, Helu 37, Aoao 6. Sepatemaba 11, 1924.

Hawaiian-Language column in the Garden Island! 1912.

[Found under the column entitled: “LEI MOKIHANA”]

A Monument to Kamehameha III Might be Built.

The Association, The Daughters of Hawaii which just met in Honolulu decided to build a Monument to Kamehameha III, the kindhearted Alii, where he was born in Keauhou, and Miss Ana Paris will be sent there to to survey the site and to report to the Association.

The idea of this Association is to inscribe some words upon a rock that is located where the chief was born, after one side of the rock was shaved nicely away, and knowing that the rock was solid and would not wear away in the future. And if this is not possible, then they will put up a marble monument at this place with proper words telling of the birth of the alii and some other fitting things about him.

[Here is one of the articles under the Hawaiian-Language column of the Garden Island newspaper, called: “Lei Mokihana”. It was edited by J. M. Kaneakua  and A. G. Kaulukou. (And in following issues, also by H. W. Waiau.)]

(Garden Island, 1/30/1912, p. 2)

E Kukulu Ia Ana Paha I Kia Hoomanao No Kamehameha III.

The Garden Island, Volume 9, Number 5, Page 2. January 30, 1912.

Monument to Kamehameha III planned by Daughters of Hawaii, 1911.

Monument Planned

Daughters of Hawaii Plan to Build Monument to Kamehameha III

In a meeting held by the Daughters of Hawaii at the residence of Mrs. L. A. Coney, on Richards Street last week, to think over the subject of building a monument to the alii, Kamehameha III, at Keauhou, Kona, Hawaii; it was undertaken and considered with much enthusiasm by all members present.

The place mentioned above for the building of monument is currently upon lands of the Bishop Estate, and is a very good area desired for that planned project. The ladies named below were chosen as a committee to decide the kind of monument that would be appropriate to be built at that place.

Another subject on the agenda of that meeting was the considering of a proper name for the park in Nuuanu, the first home of Queen Emma Kaleleonalani, and they decided that the park would be called “Emalani Park,” after Queen Emma. Mrs. Ellen Weaver was the committee chosen to go to meet with the Chief Executive Officer of the Campbell Estate. The last subject of that meeting was the decision to send letters of sympathy to Mrs. Nakuina for the passing of her loved ones, her husband and their daughter; with consideration of other small organization business—the presentation by the regents of their annual reports, and as a result of these presentations, the remaining funds of the organization was made clear.

(Kuokoa, 10/27/1911, p. 1)

HOOLALAIA I KIA HOOMANAO

Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLVII, Helu 43, Aoao 1. Okatoba 27, 1911.