The statue is across the road from the Iolani Palace.
Plaques on the statue show scenes of the King’s life. One plaque is a relief showing Resolution with inscription (below).
King Kamehameha visited Resolution on 30th November 1778 when the ships were in Maui. Chief Kalani’opu’u (King of the Island of Hawai’i) visited with his nephew, the young chief Kamehameha (1758-1819). Kamehameha and five others stayed in the ship overnight.
The statue was unveiled in 1883, it is a replica of the one at Kohala, Hawai’I, the King’s birthplace.
On the Resolution plaque:
ABOARD THE H.M.S. RESOLUTION
Offshore the island of Maui in 1778, the young chief
Kamehameha is welcomed aboard H.M.S. Resolution by
British explorer Captain James Cook. Captain Cook
commanded the first foreign fleet to visit the Hawai’ian Islands.
GPS Coordinates: 21.315603, -157.858093
Cook’s Log, page 31, vol.34, no.2 (2011)
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