Emma of Hawaii

Emma of Hawaii – A beloved Queen (Part one)

Emma Kalanikaumakaʻamano Kaleleonālani Naʻea Rooke of Hawaiʻi was born on 2 January 1836 as the daughter of High Chief George Naʻea and High Chiefess Fanny Kekelaokalani Young. She was adopted under the Hawaiian tradition of hānai by her childless maternal aunt, chiefess Grace Kamaʻikuʻi Young Rooke, and her husband, Dr Thomas C. B. Rooke. She would have been nursed by a royal wet nurse and [read more]