On opening of Kamehameha School for Boys, and why newspapers were important, 1887.


With the words “Ema Kaleleonalani” and “the Dowager Queen,” amongst the articles last week under the title “Kamehameha School [Kula Kamehameha];” what was correct for that part was Mrs. B. Pauahi Bishop. The words above were inserted by mistake because of the influence of reminiscences for Emma, and also because these high chiefs of the land sank down together, dying one after the other. Continue reading


A mele for Lunalilo Home by historian George Pooloa, 1928.


Mr. Jonah Kumalae,

Aloha Oe:—Please allow me some open space of your precious, Ke Alakai o Hawaii, for a while.

The one named Chief William Charles Lunalilo was the sixth of the kings, chosen by Hawaii nei on the 8th of January, in the year 1873, and he reigned as king over the nation of Hawaii nei. And after one year and twenty-five days, he died on the 3rd of February, in the year 1874, at Iolani Palace, mauka of King Street. The one named Chief William Charles Lunalilo, was the one who was very generous, willing the trustees of his estate to give from his property in the crown lands for Lunalilo Home as a home for his own Hawaiian people to live in peace for all times at Makiki; Captain Harry Swinton [Hale Pinao] was appointed superintendent of Lunalilo Home, a man who was a well known to the multitudes, and after him there were five haole, and with the last, Lunalilo Home was razed, and the land lay barren. Continue reading

Birthday of William Charles Lunalilo, 1933.


On Tuesday, the past 31st of January, the students of Lunalilo School celebrated the birthday of the king for whose name their school is called.

In days past, there were parades and gaiety held on the birthdays of the monarchs of Hawaii nei, but in this new age, the commemorations are very different.

Being that Lunalilo Home is a place named after the king, the home where aged Hawaiians live their last days under the care of the estate of King Lunalilo, therefore the students of the school sent several boxes of food and flowers for the benefit of the oldsters of that home, while the students of the school celebrated that day with the singing of some songs, and presenting short stories pertaining to the life of King Lunalilo.

(Alakai o Hawaii, 2/16/1933, p. 3)


Ke Alakai o Hawaii, Buke 5, Helu 42, Aoao 3. Feberuari 16, 1933.

The birthday of Pauahi, 1901.

Yesterday was the birthday of The Chiefess Mrs. Bernice Pauahi Bishop. Amongst the alii who passed on, Ke alii Pauahi is one who lives on in the minds of her lahui. She accumulated her great wealth and before her passing, she left most of it to build a School for the children of her people. Her strong desire was that her lahui be taught English and the proper knowledge for them to progress. Today there has been hundreds who have benefited from the knowledge they gained from these schools. She has gone on but left an unforgettable monument standing upon her land.

Lunalilo blessed the old people of his aina; Queen Kapiolani, the women who are increasing the race; Pauahi, educates those children. Those are the alii who left enduring monuments; and their names shall forever reverberate against the beloved walls of Hawaii nei.

(Kuokoa, 12/20/1901, p. 2)

O nehinei ka la hanau o Ke Alii Wahine Mrs. Bernice Pauahi Bishop...

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXXIX, Helu 25, Aoao 2. Dekemaba 20, 1901.

Old Folks’ Home for the Whites, 1912.


With the $10,000 readied today, the King’s Daughters [Kaikamahine a ka Moi] are looking for additional funds to total $50,000; that sum of money, once accumulated is intended for the building of a home for the elderly, frail white people, and that they be taken care of there until they find rest, just like the Lunalilo Home is today; it will be a perfect place for those people when they grow frail and can’t care for themselves.

That association owns a piece of land in Kaimuki on Waialae Avenue, between 4th Avenue and 5th; and on that property will be built that home, and it is a splendid spot for this new home.

At a meeting of that association held last week, the building design drawn by H. L. Kerr was approved, and it is believed that when the building is completed, it will be a home that will add to the beauty of Kaimuki in the future.

(Kuokoa, 5/10/1912, p. 1)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLVIII, Helu 19, Aoao 1. Mei 10, 1912.