George W. Hyatt candidate in Hawaiian election, 1864.

An election occurred on the 29th for Representatives. The following is the result of the balloting:

G. Rhodes ….. 252
Edward H. Boyd ….. 195
S. N. Castle ….. 176
J. Kahai ….. 159
S. W. Mahelona ….. 67 Continue reading

Hawaii news from 1837.

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

The passing of Queen Hazaleleponi Kalama Kapakuhaili, 1870.

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

On kake and Kauikeaouli and Kalama and Kaahumanu, 1896.



5.—Kahaleuluhe was where the Anglican Church stands today, and its stature is hard to picture today. This was a Royal residence during the time of Kamehameha III, the kindhearted Alii who was shown affection through words of kake, because of the fear Kalama had lest she be killed by Kaahumanu and Kinau, Continue reading

The marriage of Kauikeaouli to Kalama Kapakuhaili, 1837.


Honolulu, Feb. 2, 1837.

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.

Long live the King!

May his kingdom have great peace.

(Kumu Hawaii, 2/1/1837, p. 72)


Ke Kumu Hawaii, Buke 2, Pepa 18, Aoao 72. Feberuari 1, 1837.

Coconut grove of Kamehameha V at Kalamaula, Molokai, 1923.

[Found under: “NA ANOAI”]

Those who did not know before of the coconut grove planted by Kamehameha V in 1871 now know. These coconut trees were planted that year, and when he returned here to Honolulu, he died a year later in 1872. This coconut grove has grown very tall, and because they were planted close together, there are not much fruit. But it stands as a monument to this Alii, and is called by his name because it was planted by his own hands.

[Check out Nanea Armstrong-Wassel’s post on more famous ulu niu!

It is also interesting to note that in the article “KA HUAKAI MAKAIKAI IA MOLOKAI” by W. J. Coelho, describing a trip around Molokai, found in Kuokoa, 7/6/1922, p. 3, it says:

I spoke of the coconut grove of Kamehameha V in Kalamaula. It is said that it was Kamehameha V who planted that coconut grove in 1864. The truth is that it was Meyer senior [Maea makua]—during the time of the King, Kamehameha IV who planted it. That was when Meyer married the mother of the Meyer family. When they were wed, they went upland of Kalae, and built a little house. It was a grass hut. Meyer began to work hard and peddled butter. After, Meyer was granted the care over the lands of Kamehameha IV, he planted coconuts by the beach, as a place to go for his lord the alii. It was Meyer who planted them, and not anyone else. Meyer himself told an important man of Honolulu, and it was from him I got this information.]

(Kuokoa, 4/26/1923, p. 2)

Ua ike aku na kanaka i ike ole mamua...

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXII, Helu 17, Aoao 2. Aperila 26, 1923.

The death of Prince Albert Kunuiakea, 1903.


Kamehameha III.  Prince Albert.  Queen Kalama.


From a picture hanging on the walls of the home of the late Prince Albert Kunuiakea. Made about 1853.

The Program of the Ceremonies Today.

In the old throne room of the Capitol Building, where royalty once held sway, the remains of Prince Albert Kunuiakea were laid in state yesterday afternoon. At 6 o’clock to the accompaniment of muffled drums and the solemn tread of soldiery the casket containing the body of the last heir presumptive of the Kamehamehas was brought from his late residence in Palama to the old royal estate where the Prince as a boy had been raised in the family of Kamehameha III. The procession from the residence was headed by a drum corps followed by four companies of the First Regiment of the National Guard of Hawaii. Behind the troops came the hearse bearing the royal casket, flanked by young Hawaiian chiefs bearing large and small feather kahilis. These were novel in the startling array of beautiful colored feathers and in the adaptation of ancient funeral customs. Behind the hearse came the mourners, the chiefs and chiefesses according to rank as recognized among the Hawaiians. When the military filed into the Capitol grounds they divided on each side of the driveway allowing the hearse to pass between serried lines of soldiers standing at present arms. Col. Soper and Capt. Hawes of the Governor’s staff, in full uniform, met the remains at the front entrance of the Capitol.

The casket was carried into the throne room and deposited upon a bier overspread with a beautiful pall of heavy black velvet faced with yellow silk. At the head was a magnificent feather kahili of black and yellow and candelabra authorized by the Roman Catholic church. Four huge kahilis, the tabu marks of the royal presence, designated the sacred enclosure and within this, six chiefs, three on each side of the bier, were placed upon watch, waving small kahilis in unison over the casket. From the old throne of the Kalakauas the crown flag of Hawaii was suspended and over the entrances the Hawaiian colors were draped. A beautiful array of palms upon the dais, together with the picturesque old throne room chairs, formed a pleasing picture. When the beautiful crystal candelabra were illuminated the scene beneath was spectacular.

The main staircase from the hallway was lined with palms. The waving of the kahilis, and the chanting of the genealogy of the Prince were continued through the night and will be a part of the weird ceremony until the casket is borne from the palace.

The committee on decorations was as follows: Mrs. Carrie Robinson, Mrs. Helen Holt, Mrs. Mary Beckley, Mrs. Ena, Mrs. A. P. Taylor, Mrs. Emmeline Magoon, Mrs. Alice Hutchinson, Miss Hilda Burgess, Miss May Low, Harry Davison, J. McGuire.

From 11 a. m. to 1 p. m. today the body will lie in state in the old throne room of the Capitol. From 1 to 1:20 p. m. the Roman Catholic service will be said, Pro Vicar Libert officiating. A detail of the National Guard was assigned as a guard of honor yesterday afternoon and will remain under arms until the procession moves this afternoon.

The order of procession today appears elsewhere in a By Authority notice.

[Might anyone know where this portrait is today?]

(Pacific Commercial Advertiser, 3/15/1903, p. 1)


Sunday Advertiser, Volume I, Number 11, Page 1. March 15, 1903.

Kaleimamahu’s ahuula, 1882.

[Found under: “HAWAII NEWS”]

The feather cape of Kaleimamahu which was inherited by the queen, Hakaleleponi, and then to the alii father, C. Kanaina, was purchased at auction by the Government for $1,200.

[Anyone know what became of this ahuula?]

(Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, 8/5/1882, p. 3)

O ka ahuula o Kaleimamahu...

Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, Buke V, Helu 31, Aoao 3. Augate 5, 1882.

Independence Day, 1854.

The 28th of November.

On that day, the soldiers of Honolulu drilled about Kulaokahua, both Hawaiian and haole soliders, hundreds of them. The King and Queen went and inspected the troops; many of the officers from the British, American, and French warships came. They admired the drilling.

On the night, the Hawaiian alii and the haole ones, as well as all of the prestigious people came to the Palace to see the King and the alii.

On the 28th of Nov., the nations of Britain and France acknowledged the independence of this Hawaiian Nation, and that is the reason for the celebration on this day.

(Elele Hawaii, 12/1/1854, p. 75)


Elele Hawaii, Buke 9, Pepa 19, Aoao 75. Dekemaba 1, 1854.