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Hawaiian News: Emalani

Leinani Keppeler-Bortles Leinani Keppeler-Bortles

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The life of royals and monarchs is often times envied as a life of luxury and recreation. But for Hawaiʻiʻs Queen Emma, the life of a queen was one of ambition and responsibility. Amy Kalili has more.

Aloha nui kâkou. I laʻana nô hoʻi o ke Kuini ʻEmalani, i loko o ka pôkole wale nô o kona ola, ua hoʻokumu aku ʻo ia he halepule, haukapila, a me kekahi mau kula nô hoʻi.

ʻEmalani founded a church, a hospital, and two schools all before dying young.

Emma was very typical of all our aliʻi and all our kings and queens. The legacies of all of them were to care for their people.

Leinani Keppeler-Bortles

2nd Vice Regent, Daughters of Hawaiʻi

Kû o Emma i ke ʻano ʻôpû aliʻi.

ʻO kâ Emma hana laha loa nô paha, ʻo ia ka hoʻokumu ʻana i ka Haukapila ʻo Queenʻs.

Her most well-known legacy is probably Queen's Hospital.

The foresight was to save, of course, their people from further decimation.

(leinani)

He wânana no ka mea nui o ka mâlama ola kino o ka Hawaiʻi.

Ua hoʻokumu pû ʻo Emma i ka Hale Pule a Kula Kaikamahine ʻo St. Andrew's a pçia pû ke Kula ʻo ʻIolani.

Emma also founded St. Andrew's Cathedral and Priory and ʻIolani School.

Those are really, probably her greatest legacies, with the exception of course you know she ran against Kalâkaua and was defeated.

(leinani)

ʻAʻole naʻe kâkou poina i kona holo moho me Kalâkaua i loko o ke eo.

I honua hoʻomaha mai nâ hana i paʻahana ai ʻo ia i kçlâ me kçia lâ, piʻi ʻo Emma i kona ʻâina ma Nuʻuanu.

Emma's retreat from her busy life was her place in Nuʻuanu.

This was a favorite place for Emma and the child and Kamehameha IV.

The place was much larger than what we have today. We only have 2.5 acres of what may have been many, many more acres that spanned the valley.

(leinani)

He wahi punahele kçia no ka ‘ohana a Emma. ʻOi loa aku ka nui o ka ‘âina ma mua. He 2.5 wale nô ʻeka e koe ana.

Ua ʻimi ko ka Daughters of Hawaiʻi i ka mâlama i ka home i ka 1917 i ka wâ i hâpai ʻia ai kona wâwahi ʻia a mau ko lâkou mâlama i kçia ʻâina aliʻi a i kçia lâ.

The Daughters of Hawaiʻi saved the home from being demolished in 1917 and care for it till today.

The Daughters of Hawaii was founded in 1907. They were founded by seven daughters of missionaries who thought the Hawaiian culture would get overrode by Western culture.

(leinani)

Ua hoʻokumu ʻia kçia hui ma 1907 e nâ kaikamahine mikioneli i ʻike i ka pepehi ʻia ʻana o ka nohona Hawaiʻi e ko waho.

Ke kono aku nei ko kçia hui i ka lehulehu âkea e launa a hoʻolauleʻa ma kçia hale aliʻi ma Nuʻuanu i mea e hoʻomanʻao ʻia ai kçia kanaka a wahi koʻikoʻi o ka môʻaukala a nohona Hawaiʻi.

The Daughters are inviting the community to the palace to celebrate a special piece of our history and culture.

E komo aku nô i ka hoʻolauleʻa me nâ wâhine o Daughters of Hawaiʻi i ka lâ ʻapôpô ma Hânaiakamalama. Aloha.

Celebrate with the Daughters of Hawaii tomorrow at Hânaiakalamalama.

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