Royal Order of the Star of Oceania
Cordon/sash with badge
worn with Knight Grand Cross
(same insignia as Commander Cross badge)
Knight Grand Cross, Star
Knight Grand Officer
The Royal Order of the Star of Oceania, founded by King Kalakaua I on 16th December 1886 for the recompense of distinguished services rendered in advancing his plan for a confederation of Polynesian nations, islands of the Pacific and Indian Oceans, and on contiguous Continents. In anticipation of Samoa joining the confederation, King Malietoa was awarded the Grand Cross.
Class of order: Grand Cross, Grand Officer, Commander, Officer, Companion, gold and silver medals
Re-established and amended by HRH Princess Owana Ka`ohelelani La`anui Salazar,
the "de jure" and "fons honorum" head of the royal house and Grandmaster of the order.
The Royal Order of the Star of Oceania is highly awarded to the head of states/dynasties,
also as awards of merit to loyal supporters of the royal family and those who provide excellent services in the field of cultural achievement and education throughout the Pacific.