Kamehameha the Great Statue

Kamehameha the Great Statue information

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Kapaʻau , USA
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The statue on the front lawn of the North Kohala Civic Center has a famous twin in Honolulu, standing across from Iolani Palace. The Kapaʻau one was the original, constructed in 1880 in Florence, Italy, by American sculptor Thomas Gould. When the ship delivering it sank off the Falkland Islands, a second statue was then cast from the original mold. The duplicate statue arrived at the Islands in 1883 and took its place in downtown Honolulu. Later the sunken statue was recovered from the ocean floor and sent here, to Kamehameha's childhood home.