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Bernice Pauahi Bishop

June 25th, 2009 · No Comments

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At our hotel there was this statue of Bernice Pauahi Bishop. Bishop was an important figure in Hawaiian history and also ultimately in Dallas’s life because she created Kamehameha schools.

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From Wikipedia (where else?):

Bernice Pauahi Bishop (December 19, 1831 – October 16, 1884), born Bernice Pauahi Paki, was a Hawaiian philanthropist, ali’i, and direct descendant of the royal House of Kamehameha. She was the great-granddaughter of King Kamehameha I and the last surviving descendant of his royal line. Her estate is the largest private landowner in the state of Hawai’i. The revenues from these lands are used to operate the Kamehameha Schools, which were established in 1887 according to Pauahi’s last will and testament. Pauahi was married to businessman and philanthropist Charles Reed Bishop.

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Bishop’s dying wish was that a portion of her estate be used to set up a school. When she wrote her will only 44,000 Hawaiians were alive so she also stipulated that preference should be given “Hawaiians of pure or part aboriginal blood.”

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This statue was created by Kamehameha Schools graduate Sean Kekamak’pa‘a Ka‘nohiokalani Lee Loy Browne. It was unveiled in December 2007.

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Bishop Museum, Ala Moana, Family Dinner

July 23rd, 2005 · 4 Comments


Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Oahu


Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Oahu


Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Oahu


Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Oahu


Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Oahu


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Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Oahu


Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Oahu


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L&L Drive Inn


Aunty Lauren & Seth


Handmade wash clothes from Aunty Myrtle


Puppy!


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Channon, Rachel, Danny, Carissa, Danae :: Aina Haina, Oahu


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Last week Friday Dallas and I went to the Bishop Museum in Honolulu. The museum was founded in 1889 by Charles Bishop in honor of his late wife, Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the last decendant of the royal Kamehameha family. The museum houses extensive collections of Hawaiian and Pacific Island artifacts, documents and photographs. Bishop Museum is the largest museum in Hawaii. My favorite exhibit was the one where they showed how so many different cultures came together in Hawaii. From other Pacific Islanders in the beginning, to Germans, Japanese, Chinese, Portuegese, Phillippino, Korean, etc.

After the museum we went to Ala Moana Shopping Center, this huge-ass mall that has like 300 stores. I did a little shopping. Dallas was hungry for chicken katsu so we went to L&L Drive-Inn for lunch.

That night we went to Kathy’s Aunty Kitty’s house in Aina Haina for dinner. All of Kathy’s good friends and family in Oahu were there. Many of them hadn’t gotten together for quite a while so it was a family reunion of sorts. Someone must have felt Dallas’ earlier craving for chicken katsu because there was a TON of it for dinner.. along with many other traditional Korean and Hawaiian dishes.

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