April 11, 1865, Ka Mōʻī Kamehameha V, Lot Kapuʻaiwa, created the Royal Order of Kamehameha I. The Order went underground at the overthrow in 1893, only to be resurrected in 1902 by Ke Aliʻi Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole.
Here is another example of the incredible exploits of Kūhiō – First to surf in England, 1890!:
Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana'ole in regalia with two other Royal Order of Kamehameha I Aliʻi. Date unknown. Click the image to see it full size. You can then right-click to save the full-sized image to your desktop.
I came across this image in some photo archives and thought that Nā Hoahānau might enjoy seeing it. If anyone can name the other people in the photo, please email me and I will add the information here for everyone’s knowledge.
Ali’i Kaha’i Topolinski provides more knowledge!:
Brother Kaha’i Topolinski, requesting a responce to the photo of Kuhio. yes , indeed, i know the individuals whow are un identified. i will start fom the extreem left:THE LADY ON THE EXTREEM LEFT APPEARS TO BE THE HIGH CHIEFESS EMMA ALEXANDRIA KALANIKAUKAALANEO KILIOULANI–
NUIAMAMAO KANOA DE FRIES. [SHE IS A LINEAL DESCENDANT FROM QUEEN KEPUOLANI] EMMA MARRIED HIGH CHIEF HENRY HOWARD KAUAUAAMAHI. THE INDIVIDUAL WEARING A TOP HAS WITH THE AHUULA AROUND HIS SHOULDERS IS PRINCE JOHAH KUHIO KALANIANAOLE PIIKOI. WE WAS LARTER, ALONG WITH BROTHER DAVID KAWANANAKOA PIIKOI, LEGFALY ADOPTED YOU KING KALAKAUA AND QUEEN KAPOILANI:TO THE RIGHT OF KUHIO THE ELDERLY MAN WITH GLASSES IS COL. CURTIS PIEHU IAUKEA [ THE ANCESTOR OF MY WIFE] HE WAS BORN IN 1855 IN HONOLULU, WAS A BOST DISTUNGHED DIPLOMATE FOR THE HAWAIIAN KINDOM. HIS KNOWLEDGE WAS UN CHALLANGED AS HIS MEMORY BANK WAS LIKE A PRIVATE ARCHIVES HE MARREID THE BEAUTIFUL CHARLOTTE KAHALOIPUA HANKS,HER ARRICTOCRATIC LINES ARE TRACED BACK THE THE KOHALA CLANS IF THE ’I THE MAHI AND THE PALENA, SHE WAS ALSO THE DAUGHJTER OF JARVIS E. and CHARLOTTE GARBEN HANKS. AND HIS ANTECEDANTS WERE THE SAME AS THOSE FROM NANCY HANKS, THE MOTHER OF PRESIDENT ABRAHAL LINCOLN. AFTER THE MONARCHY FELL LILIUOKANALI SUMMONED HIM TO BE HER TRUSTEE MANAGING ALL HER ENTIRE ESTATE.HE WAS A GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVENT. FINALL, THE TALL INDIVIDUAL STANDING ON KUHIO’S LEFT WITH TOP HAT AND CLOTH CAPE IS HONOLULU’S MAYOR LOT LANE. HE AND HIS BROTHER SUCH AS KAMEAHAMEAHA LANE FOUGHT FOR THE SURVIVAL OF YHEIR NATIVE MONARCY. THEIR WAS TACTICS WERE GURELLA WARFARE. MAYOR LANE WAS A GOOD FRIEND OF MY WIFES GREAT GRAND FATHER[ WHO SERVERD ON THE BOARD] EUGENE DERVILLE BUFFANDEAU I. HE MARRIED INTO ONE ONE HAWAIIANS PRESTEGOIUS,WEALTY AND WELL CONNECTED FAMILIES OF HAWAII THE SUMNER-ELLIS FAMILY,LINEAL DESCENTANTS OF KEKUIAPOIWA. THIS FAMILY ALSO ARE LINEAL DESCENDANTS OF KING POMARE I OF TAHITI THROUGH HIS SON PRINCE TUTE TEHUIARII. WELL I THINK THIS IS ENOUGH. LET ME KNOW IF I CAN HELP. BUT REMEMBER I DONT KNOW EVERYTHING!! BUT ILL RECEARCH IT. ALOHA, BROTHER KAHA’I TOPOLINSKI
Aloha all. This is fantastic information for all of us to digest! I have posted it as Ali’i Topolinski has provided, and I promise to edit in the next few days. For the mean time, ENJOY!
Here are a few photos from ʻAha ʻUla 2012 Pepeluali.
Ali'i Nui Sir William F. Roback bestows Knighthood
upon Ali'i Sir Ronald T.Y. Moon.
Dec. 11, 2011, Mauna’ala — It is Founder’s Day 2011 for the Royal Order of Kamehameha I. Nā Hoahanau a me Nā Wahine began the day at Kawaiaha’o Church for Ali’i Sunday honoring Lot Kapu’āiwa, King Kamehameha V.
Following church services, the celebration moved to Mauna’ala where, as part of the commemoration, Honorary Ali’i Chief Justice Ronald T.Y. Moon was elevated to Knight’s Companion, or Knighthood, in the Royal Order of Kamehameha I with Ali’i Nui Sir William F. Roback conducting the ceremonies. Ali’i No’eau Loa Sir Roland Ahuna assisted while Ali’i ‘Aimoku Sir Arthur Aiu presided. Lani Ali’i Sir William F. Souza was protocol officer and Ali’i Ikaika Bantolina served as Kahuna Pule.
Many of Ali’i Sir Ronald Moon’s family and friends were in attendance to witness the special occasion. Special guests included Ali’i Moon’s mother; Mr. Young-kil Suh, Consul General of the Republic of Korea; as well as two Hawai’i members of the Hawai’i Supreme Court in their court regalia.
Photos by Mamo Hawai’i Blaine Fergerstrom, Kū’auhau, Helu ‘Ekahi
I am hoping that you’ve already heard noise about ‘Ike Kū’oko’a, the Hawaiian newspaper initiative, and if so, here’s an update. On Monday, Nov. 28th, we (kākou) launch an ambitious volunteer effort to typescript the 60,000 remaining pages of Hawaiian-language newspapers, finally making all the available pages searchable.
Lā Kū’oko’a (Nov. 28) seems to be the perfect time to begin, and July 31, Lā Ho’iho’i Ea, a good time to end. It will take 200,000 volunteer hours, just over 3 hours per page, to get the job done, but compare that to the ten years dedicated to getting the first 15,000 up on the web.
That decade of work highlighted the importance of these newspapers, and now there’s an enthusiastic response from here in the islands and places afar, with Hawaiians and supporters of Hawaiian culture and history stepping up to make something wonderful happen — together. No language skill necessary, so everyone can participate. By Lā Kū’oko’a of next year all 75,000 pages of Hawaiian newspapers that have been found so far (of more than 125,000 pages printed) will be up and searchable — all at once.
Initiated by Awaiāulu and carried out by thousands, near and far, it’ll be a remarkable success and a historic effort. Please be a part of it. Log on and learn more at www.awaiaulu.org — and share the idea with others. Like us on Facebook, too.
Me ke aloha,
This photo was taken at Washington Place recently during the signing of the SB 1520 and we decided to take a picture at the front door.
L-R: George Kahoohanohano, Kuauhau Nui; Lani Alii Bill Souza, Protocol Officer; Alii Ai Moku O Kapuaiwa, Alii Sir Ace Kaleohano; Kalaimoku Alii Sir Edward L. Akana; Alii Noeau Loa Alii Sir Roland Ahuna; Alii Ai Moku O Hawaii 1 Alii Sir Arthur Aiu and finally the Alii Nui in the top center, Alii Sir William F. Roback KGCK.
2011 Papa Ali‘i registration is now open
This year we offer two options for your convenience. You may choose to register online via Eventbright, which will accept credit cards for payment. If you prefer to pay by check, please download the registration form and mail it in along with your check. Either way works for us!
Email questions to Chapter 1 Kū‘auhau: email@example.com.
Queen Kapi‘olani Hotel
150 Kapahulu Avenue, Honolulu, Waikiki, O‘ahu 96815
Room reservations are now available by booking one of two ways – Online via computer or by phone.
To book your hotel accommodations online, click this link:
To book by phone, call 800-533-6970 and mention BOOKING CODE: ROOKI.
The booking code(s) should be set to book the room rate of $89.00 + taxes per night. This rate has been contracted for up to 4 persons occupancy. Bedding in each room may be requested as one King, or two double beds.
Terms & Conditions
All reservations require a credit card deposit of the first night’s room and tax due at time of booking in order to guarantee.
Cancel 72 hours prior to avoid penalty of 1 (one) night room and tax.
Check-in time after 3 PM • Check-out time before 12 PM • Children 17 years and younger can share their parent’s room at no charge, using existing bedding • No pets allowed • Late Departure: Late check out fees may apply; rates vary by availability • Rollaway bed: $25 • Cribs: $25 • Parking: $15 * • Extra person Charge:$25, unless extra person is 17 years or younger • Rates subject to change.
* – We are still awaiting final word on hotel parking…. It is being requested that each room reservationinclude one (1) parking stall. Hotel parking is VERY LIMITED. We encourage ROOKI members who are not staying at the hotel to park either across the street in the Honolulu Zoo parking lot where the current rate is $1.00 per hour – OR – park at Kapi‘olani Park / Bandstand parking lot – parking is FREE.
President Barack Obama awards posthumous the Medal of Honor to George Kaho'ohanohano, nephew of Pfc. Anthony T. Kaho'ohanohano , during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, May 2, 2011. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
After long wait, family receives soldier’s medal
By William Cole
POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 03, 2011
President Barack Obama presented a Medal of Honor yesterday at the White House to the family of Army Pfc. Anthony T. Kahoohanohano of Wailuku for his bravery on a battlefield in Korea nearly 60 years ago.
Kahoohanohano was 21 when gave his life in a one-man stand against overwhelming numbers of enemy troops so fellow soldiers could fall back to safety.
About 23 members of the Kahoohanohano family traveled from Hawaii to be in Washington, D.C., for the presentation, including Anthony’s sister Elaine Kahoohanohano, brother Eugene Kahoohanohano and nephew George Kahoohanohano.
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Tonight, Chapter I bestowed its first Honorary Mamo Hawai‘i on Dr. Douglas Askman. Dr. Askman is an ‘Iolani Palace docent and Hawai’i Pacific University history professor who specializes in Hawaiian Ali’i and kingdom history. Ali’i ‘Aimoku Sir Arthur Aiu led ceremonies designed by Lani Ali’i Sir William Souza to honor Dr. Askman. [Download Dr. Askman's Mamo Hawai'i Resolution here]