Hawaiian National Party

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Not to be confused with the Hawaiian National Reform Party

Hawaiian National Party
Founded 1873
Headquarters Honolulu, Hawaii

Kalākaua Royalism

Politics of the United States
Political parties

The Hawaiian National Party also known as the Young Hawaiian Party, King's Party or Government Party [1] was a political party in Hawaii under King David Kalākaua, formed to support him in the event of a second election held after the death of Lunalilo.

After the death of Lunalilo the Royal Election of 1874 was held. Queen Emma and her party the Queen Emma Party ran against Kalākaua, but he won. Kalākaua was leader of the party.[2] After winning the election, he put members of his party in appointed positions and they were a powerful bloc in the kingdom legislature. The party emphasized central authority, expanded foreign relations, and a nationalism that stimulated what became known as the First Hawaiian Renaissance.[3] The party was usually associated with government workers.


  1. ^ The diaries of Walter Murray Gibson: 1886, 1887 By Walter Murray Gibson
  2. ^ Ralph Simpson Kuykendall (1967). Hawaiian Kingdom 1874-1893, the Kalakaua Dynasty 3. University of Hawaii Press. ISBN 978-0-87022-433-1. 
  3. ^ Dismembering lāhui by Jon Kamakawiwoʻole Osorio p 180