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Some advice from the past to composers of today, 1893.

ALL MELE HAVE KAONA.

Each Mele that is composed has its own nature, and there are results that follow that cannot be avoided. Should the words of the composition be good from beginning to end, then those who understand mele composition will say that the mele (prayer) is a good one; however, should the words be off, and syllables are dropped, and words of unfortunate nature result, those knowledgeable in haku mele will say that the pule (mele) is not good. 106 more words

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Mele from the pen of patriot, Eleanor Kekoaohiwaikalani Prendergast, 1893.

KE ALOHA AINA.

1st. Kahiko ka ohu i Nuuanu
I ka hoku a ka lau Kawelu
Ua lupea ia e ka moani
Hoope aala oia uka. 90 more words

Aloha Aina

Mele inoa for Princess Kaiulani by Eleanor Kekoaohiwaikalani Prendergast, 1893.

HE INOA NO KALANINUIAHILAPALAPA.

A he Wehi keia no Kaiulani
No ka Wohi kukahi lei a Kapili
A he pua Loke no Ainahau
Maoli Iliahi no Hawaii… 266 more words

Alii

Mele for the Claudine, the vessel that carried the commission of annexationists to Washington DC, 1893.

KELAUDINA SONG.

Kaulana mai nei Kelaudina
Ahailono o ka poe pakaha
Nau i lawe aku na komisina
O ke aupuni kuloko o Hawaii
Hopuhopualulu e ka hele’na… 242 more words

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Description of the Hawaiian Archipelago, 1909.

The Seas and the Channels of these Islands

Alenuihaha between Hawaii and Maui, 26 miles.

Alalakeiki between Maui and Kahoolawe, 6 miles.

Kealaikahiki between Lanai and Kahoolawe, 18 miles. 148 more words

Alii

Mele for the island chain of Papa and Wakea: a response to the Armstrong call, 1860.

He Mele no ka pae aina o Papa ma.

Hoao Papa hanau moku,
I kana kane o Wakea i noho ai,
Hanau o Hoohokukalani,
He Alii, 163 more words

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The call for information on traditional knowledge, 1860.

ANCIENT MELE.

I want to obtain Mele about the arrival of Papa folks, and perhaps others, and Mele with each individual name, and Mele about the Kaiakahinalii , and Mele showing what the ancient people thought about the Sun, the Moon, and the Stars. 45 more words

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