S. M. Kamakau on history, 1868.

Letter from Mr. Kamakau.

To all Literary Gentlemen and Friends in Hawaii and elsewhere:

A certain person, styling himself in the Gazette, “A Hawaiian,” and whom I judge to be the same who signs himself in the Au Okoa “R. Kapihe,” and who, moreover, I doubt not,is one aspiring to a very high rank in the Kingdom, seems very jealous of my statements in the Hawaiian History which I am now writing. The line of descent of some of the present high chiefs, and their relationship to Kamehameha I, as I have stated it, appears to find especial disfavor in his eyes, perhaps and very probably, for the reason that another name very near at home to the above-mentioned writer is not included among those whom I have written down as descendants and near of kin to Kamehameha I. Continue reading

“Real Hilo weather” on Kamehameha Day 100 years ago! 1919.

HILO, DAMPENED BUT UNDETERRED HONORS FAME OF KAMEHAMEHA

Celebration at Mooheau Park Goes Ahead Full Swing in Spite of Showers and Threatening Skies.

LUAU IN PAVILION IS BIG ATTRACTION

Although rain fell this morning in Hilo, it did not put an end to the celebration of Kamehameha Day. Not so anybody would notice it, for the crowd turned up at Mooheau park to enjoy the baseball game between the road workers and the county employees, Continue reading

Kamehameha Day in Hilo Town 100 years ago, 1919.

Big Luau To Mark Day Of Kamehameha

Kamehameha Day will be celebrated in Hilo by a big luau which is to be given by the road workers of the county at Mooheau park on Wednesday. It is expected that 500 persons will sit down to the Hawaiian feast. The country side is being scoured for delicacies to place before the guests and it is freely predicted that the luau will be the best ever seen in Hilo. Continue reading

100 year anniversary of the death of Kamehameha I, 1919.

Leis Are Placed Before Statue of Kamehameha Great

Wreaths and leis were laid reverently at the foot of the statue of Kamehameha the Great yesterday morning in commemoration of the centenary anniversary of the death of the Napoleon of the Pacific which occurred at Kailua, Hawaii, May 8, 1819. A number of officers and members of the Daughters and Sons of Hawaiian Warriors placed the flowers before the statue in token of their deep regard for the memory of the greatest of all Hawaiians. Continue reading

Kamehameha Day preparations, 1919.

COMMISSION WILL  MEET TODAY TO PLAN CENTENARY

Definite Steps To Arrange Kamehameha Day Program Are Expected To Be Taken

Plans for the most elaborate Hawaiian celebration of Kamehameha Day, June 11, will be launched this morning at 9 o’clock at a meeting of the Kamehameha Centenary Commission, recently appointed by Governor McCarthy, to be held in the office of the Henry Waterhouse Trust Company. Continue reading