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PRINCESS RUTH KEELIKOLANI, HAUGHTY BUT KIND, BELOVED ALII OF OLD DAYS
Her Highness Princess Ruth Keelikolani seemed to have always been in my life.
When she came to stay at Wailuakio (Palama), she would always spend the night in my mother’s home. For her retinue was large and my mother’s home was a convenient place to entertain them all. Continue reading →
The correspondent of the Southern Cross at Waiuku sends the following description of a visit recently paid by him to the quarters of the Maori king Matutaera, in company with two visitors from the Sandwich Islands:— Continue reading →
Pertaining to Hoapili and Kiliwehi—What we reported earlier is true, that Hoapili folk are in New Zealand; and we published this some months ago because in some newspapers from New Zealand, we saw of his asking to speak with the King of New Zealand; Continue reading →
Hoapili W. Kaauwai and Kiliwehi.—We are curious about the attendants mentioned above, because they have not returned from the trip of the Queen, whereas they were two who joined in on the journey of Kaleleonalani when she set off for the continents of the East and the West. Therefore we question and ask, where are those two? Maybe they are staying on land or gone astray at sea? We hear a lot of stories, yet we will not lose our head and spread them at once, because here we are in Honolulu where it is said, “speculate this way, speculate that way”.¹ Tell us, O Alii and makaainana loving Hawaii.
¹”Nunu aku, nunu mai” perhaps is a variant of “Nune aku, nune mai”, and is a saying associated with busy Honolulu. Is there anyone with more information on this saying?
[There is much written about the happenings between Hoapili and Kiliwehi.]