Celebration of King Kalakaua’s birthday a hundred years ago, 1919.

[Found under: “KELA AME KEIA”]

There was a commemoration party for the birthday of King Kalakaua held by Mr. and Mrs. Julian Monsarrat [Mr. and Mrs. Kuliana Maunakea] at Kapapala on this past Sunday.

(Hoku o Hawaii, 11/20/1919, p. 3)

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Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Buke XIII, Helu 25, Aoao 3. Novemaba 20, 1919.

William Hoapili Kaauwai dies suddenly, 1874.

[Found under: “NOTES OF THE WEEK.”]

SUDDEN DEATH.—Mr. William Hoapili Kaauwai, of Wailuku, Maui, died very suddenly of heart disease, in this city on Monday last. Mr. Kaauwai has been designated as His Majesty’s Chamberlain on Friday last, Continue reading

Flora Hayes at the Bishop Museum, 1965.

Flora Hayes is translating letters of Isle kings, queens and princes

By DENBY FAWCETT

Flora Kaai Hayes, who couldn’t pass her academic course at Kamehameha School for Girls in 1913, has become one of the Bishop Museum’s most avid scholars of Hawaiiana.

Mrs. Hayes, a former seven-term member of the Territorial House of Representatives, is translating from Hawaiian the letters of King Kalakaua, Queen Kapiolani and Prince Kuhio.

“I was so mischievous that the officials at Kamehameha wouldn’t pass me fromthe academic department,” she said.

Sneaking off the campus to buy see-moi, cakes, candy and pie for her dormitory pals, who claimed they were starving from the institutional food, was one of her special pranks. Continue reading

Electric lights unveiled here in Hawaii nei, 1886.

DEDICATION OF ELECTRIC LIGHTS

This past Wednesday night, Honolulu’s crowd came out parading in droves, approximately 7,000 strong, to check out the first time the six electric lights which we made known the other day were lit, under the organization and expense of Mr. C. O. Berger, and those who assisted him to install this type of new electricity to this land, but which is regularly known to some other places in the world. Continue reading

Ku Haaheo! 1881 / Today / Tomorrow.

O HAWAII NO KA OI.

HE KAENA NA KALAKAUA NO HAWAII NEI.

Ua au hele mai au ma na moana lipolipo
E ike i ka nani kamahao o ka Honua nei
O ka ikiki o ke alahele o Inia mamao
Ka koʻu mau maka i hihio ai ma ka moe
He luaole na hiohiona kaulana o Kina
I koʻu kaala ana ma na aʻekai o Aferika
A hiki malihini ma na palena o Europa
Ua halawai mai au me ko lakou ikaika
Me na hanohano lua ole o ke ao nei
Ua kaupaonaia lakou ma kou  puuwai
O ka puana huna iloko o Hawaii no ka oi. Continue reading