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Queen Liliuokalani Church

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Queen Liliuokalani Church - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT

Panorama taken inside Queen Liliuokalani Church in Haleiwa on the North Shore of Oahu.

Queen Liliuokalani Church - FURTHER INFORMATION

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Queen Liliuokalani Church stands next to (Kamehameha Hwy in Haliewa on the North Shore of Oahu in Hawaii. This is a small Protestant church serving Haleiwa and another panorama shows the outside of Liliuokalani Church and cemetery.

Queen Liliuokalani Church was founded in 1832 by John S. Emerson and Ursula Sophia Newell Emerson, early missionaries to Hawaii. The current building is the third church to be built on the site. The first was a grass house on the corner of Kamehameha Highway and Haleiwa Road, reported to be able to hold up to 2000 people. The second was built in 1840 and the current building dates from 1890, making it one of the oldest structures on Oahu.

The church is named after Queen Liliuokalani who worshiped here. Liliuokalani was the last reigning monarch of Hawaii. Queen Liliuokalani ascended the throne in 1891 after the death of her brother King Kalakaua. She refused to recognized constitutional changes made in 1887, called the Bayonet Constitution due the way it was enforced by the Honolulu Rifles militia, which greatly favoured the sugar planters (mostly immigrants from mainland America), and was dethroned in the resulting revolt lead by the same. An attempt to regain the throne in 1895 failed, and then Liliuokalani renounced her royal claims and moved to America.


Liliuokalani Protestant Church
PO Box 187,
HI 96712


From Honolulu take the H1 west and then, past Pearl City, the H2 north to Wahiawa. From here continue north on the 99 and then take the 83 into Haleiwa. Traffic through Haleiwa is often very slow due to the number of tourists on the streets. Haleiwa is about 32 miles from the center of Honolulu.

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