La Hoihoi Ea, 1891.

RESTORATION DAY

The 31st of July is restoration day, and the Minister of the Interior [Kuhina Kalaiaina] announced that that 31st of this month will be held as a national holiday from one end to the other end of the land. But it is heard that the Queen will leave this royal town to stay somewhere very far away from the center of the nation. Continue reading

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Fire on Nihoa, 1885.

[Found under: “KA HUAKAI MAKAIKAI IA NIHOA.”]

The Alii Liliuokalani enjoyed seeing the sitting young birds of all sorts. The alii climbed the ridges and descended the valleys until reaching an area where Loulu trees leaves grew deep green.  The Alii found comfort under its shade along with some of the people who got there. When the Alii was in repose, our famous photographer J. Williams was lively at work taking photographs [hoolele aka]. The Alii Liliuokalani ate her lunch upon the twisted surface of this Island. After the meal, the Alii made ready to return to the lee of Nihoa, and some others turned back as well. At that time the whistle of the ship was heard calling to everyone to return to the ship. Continue reading

More on Nihoa from Sereno E. Bishop, 1885.

NIHOA.

Its Topography—Something about its Geology—The Trip in Outline.

The excursion party to Nihoa or Bird Island, was Mr. Jaeger’s plan,with botanical object. It was finally carried into effect by the personal cooperation of H. R. H. Liliuokalani. Besides the attendants of the Princess, was a large company of her personal friends. Mr. S. B. Dole went as ornithologist. Mr. James Williams as photographer. Rev. S. E. Bishop ws employed by Surveyor-General Alexander to make such topographical suvey of Nihoa as might be practicable, and to observe its geological formation. Dr. James Martin of Spreckelsville, also joined the  party, and Mr. W. W. Hall came as friend and encourager of everybody. Continue reading

Sereno E. Bishop reports on Nihoa, 1885.

BIRD ISLAND.

Geological and Topographical Report Upon Nihoa, or Bird Island.

Surveyed July 22, 1885, by Sereno E. Bishop.

Hon. W. D. Alexander, Surveyor-General of the Hawaiian Kingdom:

Sir: I was employed by you to proceed with the excursion party of H. R. H. Princess Liliuokalani, Mr. Jaeger and others, to Nihoa, or Bird Island, per steamer Iwalani, and make such topographical survey thereof as circumstances should allow, also to observe the geology of the island. Continue reading

Passengers of the Iwalani to Nihoa, 1885.

[Found under: “PASSENGERS.”]

Departures.

For Kauai, Niihau and Nihoa, per steamer Iwalani, Monday, July 20—H. R. H. Princess Liliuokalani, A. Hoffnung and wife, Miss Ella Hoffnung, Rev. J. Hemphill and wife, W. W. Hall, S. B. Dole, A. Jaeger, Henry Jaeger, E. S. Cunha and wife, Harry W. Auld, J. D. Holt, Continue reading

Travels to Nihoa, 1885.

EXCURSION TO NIHOA.

At 5 o’clock in the evening of this past Monday, the steamer Iwalani took the travellers to the farthest away island of Hawaii nei, Nihoa. And amongst the famous passengers who went on this trip was Her Highness, the Alii, Princess Liliuokalani, accompanied by her steward, Charles B. Wilson, and the haole captain’s passengers, Mr. and Mrs. A. Hoffnung, Miss Ella Hoffnung, Rev. J. Hemphill and his wife, Hon. S. B. Dole, W.W. Hall, Rev. S. E. Bishop, J. Jaeger [J. Iager], Henry Jaeger [J. Iaeger], E. S. Cunha and his wife, J. Williams photographer, the travelling companions of the alii, Mrs. Emma Kapena and her daughter, Mrs. Hattie Kamakanoa, Mrs. Kahuila Wilcox, Miss L. Nakanealoha, Hon. J. Kaae and his wife, Hon. J. T. Baker and his wife, Hon. J. Keau and his wife, Major J. Holt, H. W. Auld, W. Holt and his wife, Mrs. Emma Beckley, Mrs. Kahaunaele, Mrs. M. A. Lemon, Jack Ailau and his wife, Sophia Sheldon, Mrs. Anna Costa, Lily Richards, and the other passengers under the alii that number 42 more. Continue reading