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Highlights from the life of Campbell Estate heiress Abigail Kawananakoa

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HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER / 1954

Copied from a display for the 125th Anniversary Coronation Commemorative Ceremony is a black and white photo of Abigail Kawananakoa in front of a portrait of Princess Kaiulani in 1954. She is wearing the Royal Orders necklace which was made in the late 1800s.
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STAR-ADVERTISER / NOV. 10, 1945

A portrait of Abigail Kawananakoa.
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STAR-ADVERTISER / APRIL 17, 1947

Abigail Kawananakoa with the King Kalakaua bust at Iolani Palace.
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STAR-ADVERTISER / NOV. 30, 1953

Abigail Kawananakoa is shown on a registered Palomino quarter horse mare. She will reign as rodeo queen Saturday and Sunday at Heeia, Kaneohe. The rodeo is being produced by the Hawaii Rodeo and Roping Club for the Koolaupoka Hawaiian Civic Club's benefit scholarship fund.
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AP / FEB. 3, 1956

Abigail Kawananakoa, right, places a lei over the horns of Dandy Domino 7, the March of Dimes bull. She will serve as guest auctioneer when the bull is sold. From left, Harvey Vallrath, animal husbandry expert with the University of Hawaii extension service; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stover of Red Bluff, who have purchased every March of Dimes bull since the annual auctions were inaugurated, and Frank Day of Montague, Calif., donor of the bull.
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STAR-ADVERTISER / JULY 12, 1968

Abigail Kawananakoa admires a portrait of her grandfather, Prince David Kawananakoa, a member of Hawaii's last reigning family. They particpated in a reception opening an exhibit of portraits of the Monarch painted by Mrs. Holt. The oils were displayed at the Hawaiian Savings and Loan Association Gallery at 830 Fort St.
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STAR-ADVERTISER / NOV. 6, 1971

Abigail Kawananakoa during the Arbor Day tree-planting at Kawananakoa School.
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STAR-ADVERTISER / NOV. 16, 1977

The Daughters and Sons of Hawaiian Warriors gathered at the Royal Mausoleum in Nuuanu Valley in memorial observance of the birthday of King David Kalakaua. Watters Martin Jr., left above, presents Kalakaua's Bible to Abigail Kawananakoa, center, the great grand niece of King Kalakaua, and Healani Doane, kuhina nui of the Daughters and Sons organization.
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STAR-ADVERTISER / MAY 11, 1979

Gov. George Ariyoshi presents Abigail Kawananakoa with a state contract for the next phase of Iolani Palace complex restoration, Iolani Barracks. She is president of the Friends of Iolani Palace, which is administering the restoration project.
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STAR-ADVERTISER / OCT. 15, 1978

Abigail Kawananakoa, one of the last of the royal line in Hawaii, was Pau Queen in the Aloha Week Floral Parade. Kawananakoa is the granddaughter of King Kalakaua's nephew. The two-hour procession marched from Ala Moana Park to Kapiolani Park in Waikiki.
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STAR-ADVERTISER / OCT. 2, 1979

Abigail Kawananakoa is seen during a ceremony at the Iolani Palace.
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STAR-ADVERTISER / JUNE 22, 1985

Abigail Kawananakoa poses for photo.
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STAR-ADVERTISER / JUNE 23, 1985

Abigail Kawananakoa is pictured with treasures.
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STAR-ADVERTISER / MARCH 13, 1990

Hawaiian royalty is in Abigail Kawananakoa's background as she stands in front of the Iolani Palace.
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STAR-ADVERTISER / JUNE 10, 2005

Abigail Kawananakoa, Grand Marshal of the 2005 Kamehameha Parade.
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STAR-ADVERTISER / JUNE 11, 2005

Grand Marshall Abigail Kawananakoa waves at the at the Kamehameha Day floral parade on King Street in Honolulu on Saturday morning.
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Abigail Kawananakoa appears upset coming out of Federal Court as she talks to reporters.
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STAR-ADVERTISER / APRIL 28, 2006

Abigail Kawananakoa, left, and Kimo Hugho (La'akea Suganuma also entered with her, to Federal Court concerning the Forbes cave issue.
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STAR-ADVERTISER / 2007

Abigail Kawananakoa attends a Bishop Museum ceremony in honor of her. The museum named the newly renovated Kalihi room "The Abigail Kinoiki Kekaulke Kahili Room."
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STAR-ADVERTISER / JAN. 17, 2006

Bishop Museum Director William Brown greets Abigail Kawananakoa upon her arrival. The museum held a special ceremony in honor of the Hawaiian princess dedicating the newly renovated Kalihi room in her name.
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STAR-ADVERTISER / MARCH 1, 2008

David Kawananakoa and Abigail Kawananakoa at the Monarch Room.
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STAR-ADVERTISER / 2008

Abigail Kawananakoa, direct descendant of King Kalakaua, stands on the coronation pavilion on the Iolani Palace grounds with her nephew, David Kawananakoa, participating in the 125th anniversary of the coronation of King Kalakaua.
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STAR-ADVERTISER / 2008

Abigail Kekaulike Kawananakoa, direct descendant of King Kalakaua, stands on the coronation pavilion on the Iolani Palace grounds with her nephew, David Kawananakoa, participating in the 125th anniversary of the coronation of King Kalakaua.
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STAR-ADVERTISER / 2009

Abigail Kawananakoa waits for the music to reside before addressing the audience at a ceremony held in honor of Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole at Mauna Ala Chapel in Nuuanu on Thursday. Kawananakoa gave a detailed historical account of the Alii lineage and her royal ancestry ties. She then vocalized her position on the ceded land issue stating that the Hawaiian Kingdom lands were never legally ceded to the United States and that she and her supporters had a plan to present their case to the United States Supreme Court.
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STAR-ADVERTISER / AUG. 27, 2015

Former Gov. George Ariyoshi and Abigail Kawananakoa during a hearing at the Hawaii State Supreme Court courtroom in the Aliiolani Building. Protesters rallied before the hearing outside to oppose building the proposed Thirty Meter Telescope atop Mauna Kea, land they consider sacred.
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STAR-ADVERTISER / MARCH 15, 2018

Abigail Kawananakoa and her spouse Veronica Gail Worth appear in the courtroom of State Circuit Probate Judge Mark Browning on Thursday regarding the fight over the Kawananakoa estate.
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AP / SEPT. 10, 2018

Abigail Kawananakoa, right, and her wife Veronica Gail Worth, appear in state court. A judge has ruled that a 92-year-old Native Hawaiian heiress doesn't have sufficient mental capacity to manage her $215-million trust and is appointing First Hawaiian Bank to serve as her trustee.
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AP / OCT. 25, 2019

Native Hawaiian heiress Abigail Kawananakoa, left, sits next to her wife, Veronica Gail Worth, while the couple's Chihuahua sits on her lap during a court hearing in Honolulu. A judge says Kawananakoa, 93, doesn't need a guardian to take care of her but he's ordering a hearing to determine whether she needs a conservator to manage her $215 million trust. Her wealth has been tied up in a legal battle since she suffered a stroke in 2017.
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STAR-ADVERTISER / 2020

Abigail Kawananakoa appears at a hearing in First Circuit Court to determine whether a conservator will be named to handle her financial affairs. The hearing represents the latest development in a battle over Kawananakoa’s $215 million estate, in dispute since the woman suffered a stroke in 2017. The conflict pits her former attorney, James Wright, and her spouse, Veronica Gail Worth Kawananakoa, against each other, with half of the fortune previously earmarked for Native Hawaiian causes potentially in doubt.

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