Kamehameha Statue, Honolulu

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    KING KAMEHAMEHA

    by LoriPori Written Mar 9, 2005

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    The bronze statue in front of Aliiolani Hale, facing Iolani Place, is that of KING KAMEHAMEHA who, through warfare and diplomacy between 1790 and 1810, gained control of the islands to establish the monarchy.

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    King Kamehameha Statue

    by SFHulaGIrl Updated Apr 11, 2007

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    American sculptor, Thomas R. Gould, was commissioned to create this statue, and subsequently modeled the figure at his studio in Rome in 1879. It was then cast in bronze in Paris in 1880, but was lost in a shipwreck en route to Hawaii. The second statue, cast from the same mold, arrived unharmed. The first statue was eventually recovered and stands in front of the Kohala Court House in Kapa'au on Hawaii, while the second is located in front of the Judiciary Building in Honolulu.

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    King Kamehameha Statue

    by Hopkid Written Nov 23, 2006

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    The famous statue of the man who united the Hawaiian Islands sits in front of Ali'iolani Hale on King Street in downtown Honolulu. This statue is famous for having many leis drapped over his outstreched hand on June 11th, Kamehameha Day. Designed by Thomas Gould, the bronze statue was cast in Florence, Italy in 1880s and was moved to it's present location in 1912.

    It is definitely a symbol of Hawaii. A must-see especially if you're going to be at Iolani Palace which is across the street from the statue.

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    Kamehameha Statue

    by kenmerk Updated Jun 22, 2003

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    Pay homage to Kamehameha, last of the big Kahuna's in downtown Honolulu...

    On certain auspicious days, they dress Kamehameha all up in leis and parade about to celebrate... (his birthday maybe ???) I cannot recall...

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    Kamehameha Statue Redux

    by machomikemd Updated Oct 27, 2009

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    The Kamehameha Statue which was erected in honor of King Kamehameha I is located across King Street from the 'Iolani Palace. Kamehameha was a young Hawaiian warrior whose name meant "the lonely one." Born in 1756 and who died in 1819 from an illness, Kamehameha the Great is known for unifying the main Hawaiian islands, except for Kauai and Ni'ihau in 1795 for the first t ime. On Kamehameha Day, which is also a state holiday for Hawai'i, the statue is most impressive with it's neck, shoulders and arms draped with numerous long flower leis. These leis can measure up to 18 feet in length.

    The King Kamehameha Statue pays tribute to Hawaii’s warrior king. In fact, there are four statues: THIS one in downtown Honolulu, fronting the old Judiciary Building; another in Statuary Hall in Washington, D.C. and the original statue at the king’s birthplace in Kapaau on the Big Island, and a 14-foot, five-ton statue in Hilo. Talk about Tributes heheheh.

    Standing eight and a half feet tall, the statue depicts Kamehameha in his royal garb, including a helmet of rare feathers and a gilded cloak. The spear in his left hand serves to symbolize the kingdom’s willingness and ability to defend itself from hostile nations. His right hand, however, is extended in a welcoming gesture of aloha

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    Kamehameha the Great

    by geeyook Written Jun 11, 2005

    This statue of King Kamehameha the Great stands in front of the Alliolani Hale. Each June 11th a state holiday honoring the great king is celebrated. The statue is ceremoniously draped with layers and layers of leis.

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    Hawaii 5-0 Series - up close

    by trinadameg Written Jun 18, 2014

    It was the last leg to visit in HI - the King Kamekameha Statue. i told my cousin who is touring me around Hawaii that it is a must that i will visit King Kamekameha Statue because i am an avid fan of the TV Series Hawaii 5-0. On May 22nd we can to visit and took a lot of pictures.

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    Statue of King Kamehameha..

    by Sweetberry1 Updated Jul 23, 2003

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    King Kamehameha.. Just one of the many beautiful and inspiring statues of Hawaiian Royals.

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    King Kamehameha Statue

    by Ahidyn Updated May 19, 2009

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    Kamehameha the king that unified the Hawaiian Island. This statue is a replica of the one that stands at his birthplace in Kapa'au on the island of Hawaii.

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