A procreation song for Kamehameha IV, 1864.

He Mai.

He mai no Iolani a ka Hulumanu,
Nani wale ka mai o ka Lani e huhuki nei,
A ka alauka e hoonuunuu nei,
Aloha wale ka hua a ka Uluna o ka mai,
Ka huihui paipu a ka mai e amo nei,
E paluku nei i na pali Koolau. Continue reading

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Kamehameha IV visits Nihoa, 1857.

The French man of war “Eurydice” arrived from Nihoa with Kamehameha IV, the King, and the Governor of Oahu [Kekuanaoa], on the 25th of April.

They were on Nihoa touring, and the trip was fine, and they returned in good health. They brought back three “Elephants of the sea,” from there.

Tomorrow, the vessel will return to Oahu.

Hanalei, Kauai, Ap. 27, 1857.

(Hae Hawaii, 5/13/1857, p. 26)

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Ka Hae Hawaii, Buke 2, Ano Hou.—Helu 7, Aoao 26. Mei 13, 1857.

Queen Emma sends condolences to Mataio Kekuanaoa, 1866.

News of the Royal Court

Through the kindness of His Highness Mataio Kekuanaoa, we put before our readers these loving words of our Queen Emma.

Upper Gore Lodge, England
Kensington, July 23, 1866.

My Father; Much Aloha:

During these dark days of distress of ours and the nation, I have much aloha for you and the One who left us. Alas for my sister-in-law [kaikoeke], my companion of the land from when we were children. The sun and the rain are companions, joined together by us are the sea spray and the rains steady on the barren fields and the forests; your leader of the islands. How sad; aloha for that lei of ours, my child, and aloha for my dear husband. Alas for you all! My heart is troubled as I am separated alone in a foreign land. It is as if this trip to introduce the Archipelago to the Great Nations of the World is a waste of time. But be patient, O Father, don’t give up, and leave us. For there is one who remains from your loins. Be patient.

With a heavy heart,

Your child,

(Signed) Kaleleonalani.

[There were so many deaths amongst the alii during these years, Ka Haku o Hawaii and Kamehameha IV, and now, Victoria Kamamalu. Not long after, her hanai mother, Grace Kamaikui Young Rooke would pass on. These were indeed dark days for Queen Emma.]

(Kuokoa, 10/6/1866, p. 2)

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke V, Helu 40, Aoao 2. Okatoba 6, 1866.

Ninia Haihailauahiku Kanae dies, 1926.

THAT OLD MOTHER OF WAIKIKI, MRS. N. H. KANAE, PASSES ON.

At 4 o’clock in the morning of Saturday of last week, Mrs. Ninia Haihailauahiku Kanae grew weary of this worldly life at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Eva Laupoli Perkins, on Liholiho Street in Makiki, at ninety or more years of elderly age, and with her passing to the other side, it would seem that no more are the old-time locals who accompanied the sea spray of Waikiki. Continue reading

Birthday of Kamehameha IV, 1862.

Orders of the General
[Kauoha Alihikaua]

1. This coming Sunday, the 9th of this month, is the birthday of King Kamehameha IV; therefore, it is commanded that at 8 o’clock that morning, the Hawaiian Flag will be raised at Punchbowl [Puowaina], and at the residence of the Honorable M. Kekuanaoa, the Governor, and on the other Flag Poles of the Nation. All of the Flags will be taken down at sunset that day.

Because the birthday of the King will fall on a Sunday, therefore, the celebration of the King’s birthday will be postponed until the following Monday, that being the 10th.

2. The Hawaiian Flags will again be raised, as was stated above. 21 guns will be shot off at the rising of the sun, and at 12 noon, and also at the setting of the sun.

3. All of the Military Officers and the King’s personal Guards are to wear their gold-trimmed uniforms [kapa kula] and their swords. The Officers shall be smartly uniformed until sunset.

By the order of the General.

John O. Dominis.
Adjutant General [Akukana Kenelala].

War Department [Keena Kaua],
Feb. 5, 1862.

(Hoku o ka Pakipika, 2/6/1862, p. 3)

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Ka Hoku o ka Pakipika, Buke I, Helu 20, Aoao 3. Feberuari 6, 1862.

Kamehameha IV’s birthday proclaimed a holiday, 1862.

[Found under: “NA KE AUPUNI”]

Monday, the 10th of February, will be a holiday [la nui] celebrating the twenty-eighth birthday of our King Iolani, however his birthday is on the 9th; and the doors of all of the government department buildings will be closed on that day.

Department of the Interior,
February 6, 1862.

(Hoku o ka Pakipika, 2/6/1862, p. 3)

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Ka Hoku o ka Pakipika, Buke I, Helu 20, Aoao 3. Feberuari 6, 1862.

The birthday of Kamehameha IV, 1863.

[Found under: “NA MEA HOU O HAWAII NEI.”]

Birthday of the King.—The birthday of the King was celebrated pleasantly by his citizens, and the soldiers gave a commemorative banquet for the day at Huehue, and the Fire Engines of this town paraded, from Engines 1 to 4; along with other fine entertainment held that day.

(Kuokoa, 2/14/1863, p. 2)

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke II, Helu 7, Aoao 2. Feberuari 14, 1863.