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Hawaii's Story by Hawaii's Queen

By Liliuokalani

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Title: Hawaii's Story by Hawaii's Queen  
Author: Liliuokalani
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Language: English
Subject: Fiction--Women authors--History and criticism., Literature--Women authors, Literature
Collection: Women Writers Collection
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Fiction

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Excerpt: A SKETCH OF MY CHILDHOOD. THE extinct crater or mountain which forms the background to the city of Honolulu is known as the Punch-Bowl; at its base is situated the Queen's Hospital, so named because of the great interest taken in its erection by Emma, the queen of Kamehameha IV. Funds for the cause were solicited by the reigning sovereigns in person, and the hospital building was completed in 1860. Very near to its site, on Sept. 2, 1838, I was born. My father's name was Kapaakea, and my mother was Keohokalole; the latter was one of the fifteen counsellors of the king, Kamehameha III., who in 1840 gave the first written constitution to the Hawaiian people. My great-grandfather, Keawe-a-Heulu, the founder of the dynasty of the Kamehamehas, the Keoua, father of Kamehameha I. ...

 

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