THE

HAWAIIAN ISLANDS

 

ORDERS & DECORATIONS

The Most Noble Order of Kamehameha I - Knight Grand Cross, collar and collar badge.

The Most Noble Order of Kamehameha I (Kamehameha I e Hookanaka): founded by King Kamehameha V in memory of King Kamehameha the Great on 4th April 1865 as a general order of merit. Awarded in a superior class (Knight Grand Cross with Collar - limited to heads of state) and three regular classes (1. Knight Grand Cross-KGCK limited to ten recipients at any one time, 2. Knight Commander-KCK limited to thirty, and 3. Companion-CK limited to fifty). Obsolete 1893.
 

The Most Noble Order of Kamehameha I - Knight Grand Cross with collar, breast star (L) and sash badge in brilliants (R)

The Royal Order of Kalakaua I (Kalakaua I e Hookanaka): founded by King Kalakaua I on 28th September 1875 in commemoration of his proclamation as King on 12th February 1874 as a general order of merit. Awarded in a superior class (Knight Grand Cross with Collar - limited to heads of state and princes) and four regular classes (1. Knight Grand Cross - limited to twelve recipients at any one time, 2. Knight Grand Officer - limited to twenty, 4. Commander - limited to fifty, and 5. Companion - limited to sixty). Obsolete 1893.
 

The Royal Order of Kalakaua I - Knight Grand Cross, collar with collar badge (above).

The Royal Order of Kalakaua I - Knight Grand Cross, breast star (L) and sash badge (R)

The Order of Kapi'olani (Kapi'olani e Hookanaka): founded by King Kalakaua I on 30th August 1880 to reward services in the cause of humanity, science and the arts or for special services to the state. Awarded in six classes (1. Grand Cross - limited to twelve recipients at any one time, 2. High Grand Officer - limited to fifteen, 3. Grand Officer - limited to twenty, 4. Commander - limited to thirty, 5. Officer - limited to fifty, and 6. Companion - limited to sixty) and two medals of honour (First Class in silver and Second Class in bronze. Obsolete 1893.
 

The Royal Order of Kapiolani - Grand Cross, breast star (L) and Commander, neck badge partly in brilliants (R).

The Royal Order of the Crown of Hawaii (Hawaii Ke Kalaunu e Hookanaka): founded by King Kamehameha III as the Order of the Crown and Cross in July 1848. Revived and expanded by King Kalakaua I on 12th September 1882 "for the recompense of distinguished merit and services rendered to the state or the sovereign". Awarded in five classes (1. Grand Cross - limited to twenty recipients at any one time, 2. Grand Officer - limited to twenty-five, 3. Commander - limited to thirty, 4. Officer - limited to thirty-five, and 5. Companion - limited to forty-five) and two medals (1st class in gold and 2nd class in silver). Obsolete 1893.
 

The Royal Order of the Crown of Hawaii - Grand Cross, breast star (L), sash and sash badge (R).

The Order of the Star of Oceania (Ka Hoku o Osiania e Hookanaka): founded by King Kalakaua I on 16th December 1886 "for the recompense of distinguished services rendered in advancing the name and influence of Hawaii amongst the native communities of the Islands of the Pacific and Indian Oceans, and on contiguous Continents". Awarded in five classes (1. Grand Cross - limited to fifteen recipients at any one time, 2. Grand Officer - limited to thirty, 3. Commander - limited to forty-five, 4. Officer - limited to sixty, and 5. Companion - limited to seventy-five) and two medals (1st class in gold and 2nd class in silver). Obsolete 1893.
 

The Royal Order of the Star of Oceania - Grand Cross, breast star (L) and Grand Officer, badge (R).

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