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Hawaii Royal Mausoleum State Monument (Mauna Ala)
by ALOHA DEAN

 

     
  Nuuanu Memorial Park
2233 Nuuanu Ave
Honolulu , HI 96817-1713
United States
Phone: (808) 537-5255
  The Royal Mausoleum, known as Mauna Ala (Fragrant Hills) in the Hawaiian language, is the final resting place of Hawai'i's two prominent royal families: the Kamehameha Dynasty and the Kal?kaua Dynasty. The site is located at 2261 Nuuanu Avenue in Honolulu, Hawai'i on the island of Oahu. The Royal Mausoleum is one of the most important, interesting historical , and sacred burial sites in the islands. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.
Originally built by King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma as a burial site for their deceased four-year old son, Prince Albert, 1858-1862
The mausoleum was completed in 1865. Subsequently, it was decided that the mausoleum was a more fitting place to bury past monarchs of the Kingdom of Hawaii and their families. The buried royalty believed that wealth should be used to benefit their people. In fact, the legacies (and trust funds) of some of the royalty buried at Mauna Ala -- including Queen Lili‘uokalani, who started a trust for orphans; Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, who founded Kamehameha Schools; and Queen Emma Naea Rooke, who established Queen’s Hospital -- are still serving Hawaii’s people today.
Mr. Robert C. Wyllie was from Scotland, and he arrived in Hawai'i in 1840, and became very close with the Kamehameha family Wyllie Tomb
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Monument to Charles Reed Bishop, husband of Princess Bernice Pauai Bishop. Bishop is actually buried in the Kamehameha tomb. Charles Reed Bishop Monument
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The Islands had 7 Kings and 1 Queen, who also was the last monarch of Hawaii. 6 of therse kings were of Kamehameha lineage. The small exhibit tells the story of the last battle after which all the islands were united under one reign. Kamehameha Dynasty Tomb
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Stairs to The Kalakaua Crypt (below obelisk) as a Resting place of Kalakaua Dynasty and Royal Chapel Kalakaua Crypt
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John Young was a British subject who became an inportant military advisor to Kamehameha I during the formation of the Kingdom of Hawaii John Young's Grave
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The construction of the Royal Mausoleum was overseen by Thomas Nettleship Staley, first Anglican Bishop of Honolulu (1823-1898) in service to King Kamehameha IV of Hawai'i and Queen Victoria of England. Royal Chapel
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Royal Chapel
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