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There are an abundance of resources relating to Queen Lilioukalani and the different aspects of her history. Click below for more information from these various resources.



Hawaii's Story by Hawaii's Queen

Hawaii's Story by Hawaii's Queen is a book written by Queen Liliʻuokalani, the last monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi. It was first published in 1898, five years after the overthrow of the Kingdom. In it, Liliʻuokalani gives her account of her upbringing, her accession to the throne, the overthrow of her government by pro-American forces, her appeals to the United States to restore the Hawaiian monarchy, and her arrest and trial following an unsuccessful 1895 rebellion against the Republic of Hawaiʻi.


Queen Liliuokalani, the eighth monarch of the Hawaiian Islands, is known and honored throughout the world, even though she was never ceremonially crowned. Published here for the first time, the Queen’s diaries, which she penned between 1885 and 1900, reveal her experience as heir apparent and monarch of the Hawaiian Islands during one of the most intense, complicated, and politically charged eras in Hawaiian history.


Lili`uokalani was the younger sister and chosen heir of Kalakaua. The last ruling monarch and only queen of the kingdom of Hawai`i, she fought unsuccessfully to maintain Hawai`i as an independent nation.





Queen Liliʻuokalani was one of Hawaiʻi's most accomplished composers and musicians. Through out her life, she composed over 165 mele and oli. Below are a few of her most notable mele that are still sung and celebrated by our lāhui today.


"Aloha ʻOe"


"He Mele Lāhui Hawaiʻi"


"Nohea I Muʻolaulani"


"Ahe Lau Makani"


"By And By, Hoʻi Mai ʻOe"


"Ka ʻŌiwi Nani"


"Ka Hanu O Hanakeoki"


"Kuʻu Pua I Paoakalani"


Manu Kapalulu


Nani Nā Pua Koʻolau


"Ka Wiliwili Wai"


"Pauahi ʻO Kalani"




"Pelekane" by Elizabeth Kuahaia

"Puna Paia ʻAʻala"


"The Queen's Jubilee"

"The Queen's Prayer"

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