Mele for the Princess Likelike, the new governor of Hawaii Island, 1879.

[Found under: “Ka Huakai Kaapuni a ke Kiaaina Hou o Hawaii: ka Huakai ma Waimea, Hawaii.]

Leo, Boat Song.

1 Aloha Likelike
Ke Kiaaina hou,
Ke pani no S. Kipi,
Nona ke kanikau,
Mahalo ia oia;
Mai Hilo a Kau,
A hiki i Kohala,
Me Hamakua pu.

2 Aloha Likelike
Pomaikai no kakou;
Ua nana i kou maka,
Mahalo piha no:
E komo oli oe,
A hui me makou,
Ke pa’ipa’i nei na lima,
A oli na naau.

3 Ka ke Akua olele,
Oia kou panana,
A oia kou Palama,
A oia no kou La;
E ola e! E ola!
Ke Kiaaina hou;
E ke ‘Lii Likelike
E ola mau loa no.

[Melody, Boat Song.

Aloha Likelike
The new governor,
The replacement for S. Kipi,
Who is mourned for,
She is admired;
From Hilo to Kau,
Until Kohala,
Along with Hamakua.

Aloha Likelike
We are blessed;
We look at your visage,
Full of gratitude:
You come with joy,
And meet with us,
Our hands applaud,
And our hearts are happy.

The word of God,
Is your compass,
And it is your protection
It is your Sun;
Live! Live!
The new Governor;
O Alii Likelike
Long may you live.]

(Ko Hawaii Paeaina, 6/14/1879, p. 4)

Leo, Boat Song.

Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, Buke II, Helu 24, Aoao 4. Iune 14, 1879.

On the moving of the Na-ha Stone to Hilo Library 100 years ago, and its history (1 of 6), 1915.

THE STORY OF THE NA-HA STONE

These passing days, the Board of Trade of Hilo [Papa o ka Hui Kalepa o Hilo] is considering moving the Naha Stone [Na-ha Pohaku] from where it now is placed and putting it by the Library of the Hilo Town, and the Editor of the Hoku o Hawaii [S. L. Desha] was asked to tell of some things pertaining to this Royal Stone, and which were contained in the old history of this land, and that will become something for the Natives of this land to understand things about the history of this Birth Stone of the Alii of the Naha Class.

The Naha Stone spoken of in this story is the great Pohaku that is lies in Piihonua in Hilo Town on the Hilo side of Waianuenue Avenue, and is in front of the first house foundation of Governor Kipi of Hilo, and that place is named after an old Heiau called “Pinao.”

In the history of this Royal Stone, it is said that the Pohaku was brought from the Wailua River on Kauai, and it was brought upon double-hulled canoes, and it was brought by a high Chief of long ago named MAKALIINUIKUAKAWALE (m), and this pohaku was brought as a sign of chiefly births and this Pohaku Alii was placed before the Pinao Heiau. Continue reading