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Luahine, Iolani

Barbara Bennett Peterson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance; Voice; Australasian and Pacific History; World History. 1306 words.

Luahine, Iolani (31 January 1915–10 December 1978), kuma hula (hula master teacher), dancer, and chanter, kuma hula (hula master teacher), dancer, and chanter, was born Harriet Lanihau...

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Nellie Melba

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Australasian and Pacific History.


Opera singer. Born of Scottish parents as Helen Porter Mitchell, near Melbourne (Australia), it was only after marriage to Charles Armstrong that her gifts were...

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