Double wedding at the home of Samuel Parker, Minister of Foreign Affairs, 1892.

Double Wedding.

At the hour of 11 in the midday, April 26, at the festooned residence here in Honolulu nei of His Excellency [ka Mea Mahalo ia] Samuel Parker, Minister of Foreign Affairs, joined together by Rev. A. Mackintosh were Charles Maguire and Miss Mary H. Parker, the first born of the Minister, honored by the groomsman and bridesmaid [ku aoao], Palmer Woods and Miss Kamakee Cummins. At the same time and place, by that same pastor, Mr. Robert R. Hind Jr. and Miss Hannah Low were joined together, honored by the groomsman and bridesmaid, William Wright and Miss Hassinger. Amongst those who came to witness this distinguished marriage were the Alii the Queen, Continue reading

“Nohea” and “Ka Ua Kilihune o Kona” being performed, 1920.

Band Concert

The Hawaiian Band will give a concert at 3 o’clock this afternoon in Kapiolani Park, the program for the occasion being the following:

Old Hundred

March—United Liberty, Losey
(a) Mystery, Johnson
(b) Starlight Love, Denni
Song—That Wonderful Mother of Mine, Gooding
Overture—William Tell, Rossini
Songs—Band Glee Club
(a) Nuuanu Waipuna, Major Kealakai
(b) Nohea, Queen Liliu
(c) Uluhua, Robert
(d) Ko Ua kilihune o kona [Ka Ua Kilihune o Kona], Queen Liliu
Clarinet Solo—Somnambula, Thornton
Waltz—Jolly Fellows, Vollstedt
Intermezzo—Elegante, Offenbach
March—Bright Eyes, Hoschna
Hawaii Ponoi
The Star Spangled Banner

(PCA, 12/12/1920, p. 3)

Pacific Commercial Advertiser, Volume LXIII, Number 12170, Page 3. December 12, 1920.

Queen Liliuokalani’s composition not credited here in original or translation, 1867.

Hawaiian Music.—It is something to hear of Hawaiians, who but a few years ago, as a nation, possessed no other songs but the semi-barbarous Meles of their ancestors, and no other music than the montonous “ah—ah,——o—oo—u—uu,” of former years,—it is something pleasingly new to have to note the appearance of a neatly lithographed sheet of music for sale in the bookstore, both the words and music of which were composed by a Hawaiian lady. The title describes the sentiments expressed in the composition—”He Mele Lahui Hawaii,” or, in English, “A Hawaiian National Hymn.” Continue reading

Hawaiian National Hymn, 1883.


Composed by Her Highness
Princess Liliuokalani.


Ka Makua Mana Loa
Maliu mai ia makou
E Haliu aku nei
Me ka naau haahaa
E mau ka maluhia
O nei Paeaina
Mai Hawaii a Niihau
Malalo o Kou malu
E Ola! E Ola ka Moi!

Cho.—E mau ke Ea o ka Aina
Ma Kou pono mau
A ma Kou mana nui
E Ola! E Ola ka Moi. Continue reading

Death of Colonel Sam Parker, 1920.


Death is Victorious Over Him, Following a Long Sickness


Escorted by his Grandchild David Kalakaua Kawananakoa and His Family

After suffering from a stroke some years ago, Colonel Samuel Parker grew weary of this life, on the night of last Friday, at his home outside of Waikiki, and his body was returned aboard the Mauna Kea of this past Wednesday to be laid to rest in his family cemetery at Mana, Waimea, Hawaii.

When he passed on, he was 66 years old, 10 months and 12 days. Continue reading

Peter Kalani, new bandmaster, 1915.


Peter Kalani, the newly appointed bandmaster, beat the measure with his official baton yesterday for the first time, at a morning concert given in Queen Liliuokalani’s grounds. Continue reading

Mele for Queen Liliuokalani, composed by Mrs. J. L. Kaleiakalahui Crabbe, 1893.


1—E Liliu,
Lani hoi a makou;
O ka Wohi
Lani Oe a ka Lahui
Ke Alii nui hoi,
Hoano loa;
Nou na kapu,
Ilihia wale makou.

Hui:—Hawaii Kuokoa!
Hawaii nani mau,
E mau oe;
Welo mau
Kou Hae nani,
Ma na kapakai
O ka Pakipika.

2—E Loloku,
Lani hoi a ka Lahui;
Eia makou
Na makaainana Ou,
Ua eha i ke aloha,
O ka aina;
No ka Moi o Hawaii,
Me ka Lahui.

Cho:—Hawaii Kuokoa! &c.

3—E ka Makua,
Mana o na Lani;
E maliu mai Oe,
Ia makou;
A he noi a he ui keia,
E mau aku o ka Ea,
O ka aina,
E ola Hawaii,
A mau loa.

Cho:—Hawaii Kuokoa! &c.

Hakuia e
Mrs. J. L. Kaleiakalahui Crabbe.
Honolulu, Feb. 28, 1892 [1893]. Continue reading

A himeni for Queen Liliuokalani composed by Mrs. E. K. Naipo, 1893.


E ola o Liliuonalani,
E paa i ka noho o ka lanakila,
E mau Kou ihikapu Lani,
Ma na kaiaulu o Hawaii.

E o mai oe e Liliulani,
Ka wahine puuwai hao kila,
Silaia i paa ko Aupuni,
Me ka pono kuokoa o ka Lahui.

E mau Kou hilinaiia,
E Ou mau makaainana,
Me ka puuwai aloha aina,
Aina kaulana i ka hanohano.

E hoi e Liliu i Ko kapu,
I ka Noho Kalaunu i Halealii,
He Alii i poniia e na Lani,
I Moiwahine no Hawaii.

[The song above was composed by Mrs. E. K. Naipo of Honopueo, North Kohala, Hawaii, on the 18th past, for the benefit of the Manaolanakila Glee Club, and we happily publish it. Editor.] Continue reading

The conclusion of Princess Liliuokalani’s regency, 1881.

The Regent in handing back to the King the authority which he placed in her hands, must do so with a feeling of great satisfaction. During His Majesty’s absence we passed through one very critical period, viz., the small-pox. This called for an extraordinary demand upon the resources of the executive, which was well responded to. When we compare what was done here, with what was done in Sydney, we may well be satisfied with our own Government. Throughout this period the Regent supported her ministers well in spite of opposition and complaint. It certainly was a hard time. The long quarantine and the necessary interference with business operations made men feel discontented, Continue reading