Boundary Commission

Certification: 021
Ahupua`a Honokaia
District: Hamakua
Island Hawaii
Ownership: Crown
Misc:
Year: 1873
Statistics: 19531 characters 3223 words
Honokaia Ahupuaa, District of Hamakua, Island of Hawaii, Boundary Commission, Hawaii, Volume A, No. 1, p. 238-240

Honolulu, July 7, 1873
R.A. Lyman, Esquire, Hilo
Dear Sir
Mr. F.H. Harris is authorized by the commissioners of Crown lands to make application to you as commissioner of Boundaries to have the boundaries of all Crown lands on the Island of Hawaii defined. He has a list of the lands with him.

I have also authorized Mr. F.H. Harris to make application to you for the settlement of boundaries of all lands belonging to Estate of His late Majesty and Her Excellency, R. Keelikolani.

I expect to be in Kona by the trip of the "Kilauea" which leaves here on the 28th instant. Can"t you make it convenient to come round as the steamer goes to Hilo on that trip.

I wish also to apply for the settlement of the boundaries of Honohina.
I remain, Yours respectfully,
Jno. O. Dominis

Honorable R.A. Lyman, Boundary Commissioner for Island of Hawaii, Hawaiian Islands
The undersigned would herewith make application for the settlement of the boundaries of the following named Ahupua'a or lands belonging to the Crown, viz.;

Waiakea in the District of Hilo bounded by Keaau, Olaa, Kapapala, Humuula, Piihonua

Piihonua in the District of Hilo, bounded by Punahoa, Waiakea, Humuula and Pueo, Paukaa & Alae and other lands names not known

Ponahawai in the District of Hilo bounded by Punahoa, Kukuau & other small lands.
Hakalauike in the District of Hilo, adjoining lands unknown
Humuula in the District of Hilo bounded by Kapapala, various lands in Kona and Kohala and Hamakua, and Hakalau, Makahanaloa, Papaikou, Paukaa, Piihonua and Waiaka in the District of Hilo

Lalakea in the District of Hamakua, adjoining lands unknown
Kalopa in the District of Hamakua, adjoining lands unknown
Honokaia in the District of Hamakua, adjoining lands unknown
Kaohia in the District of Hamakua, adjoining lands unknown
Waimanu in the District of Hamakua, adjoining lands unknown
Pohakumauluulu, Ili of Waipio in the District of Hamakua, adjoining lands unknown
Muliwai, Ili of Waipio in the District of Hamakua
Pololu in the District of Kohala adjoining lands unknown
Aamakao in the District of Kohala adjoining lands unknown
Iole in the District of Kohala adjoining lands unknown
Kaaukuku in the District of Kohala adjoining lands unknown
Waimea in the District of Kohala adjoining lands unknown
Puukapu in the District of Kohala adjoining lands unknown
Kawaihae in the District of Kohala adjoining lands unknown
Puuwaawaa In the District of Kona bounded by Puuanahulu, Government, Kaupulehu Estate Kamehameha V.

Haleohia in the District of Kona bounded by Government lands & Kaupulehu, Estate Kamehameha V.

Honomalino in the District of Kona bounded by Omokaa & Okoi, Government & by Kahuku, G.W. C. Jones & Co.
Puaa in the District of Kona adjoining lands unknown
Onouli in the District of Kona adjoining lands unknown
Manoloa, District of Hilo
Hiaananaloli II in the District of Kona bounded by Hiaananaloli, Government & Hiaanaloli, R. Keliikolani.

Waiohinu in the District of Kau, bounded by Keau, Government, Kahilipalinui and Kahuku, G.W.C. Jones & Co.

Kapapala in the District of Kau bounded by Kahuku, G.W.C. Jones, Keauhou, Estate Kamehameha V, Waiakea, Hilo & other lands unknown

Olaa in the District of Puna, bounded by Keaau, Wm. C. Lunalilo, His Majesty, Waiakea & Kapapala

Apua in the District of Puna. Bounded by various lands in Puna
Waiakolea, ili of Kalapana, District of Puna adjoining lands unknown
Kaimu in the District of Puna adjoining lands unknown
Gehena [Kehena] in the District of Puna adjoining lands unknown

Your Honor will therefore please appoint a day for the hearing the evidence in the foregoing named lands and having decided upon the same to grant a certificate to that effect to the undersigned
(Signed) Jno. O. Dominis, Crown Land Agent,
by F.H. Harris, attorney at law,

Hilo Hawaii, August 16th A.D. 1873


Honokaia ahupuaa, District of Hamakua, Island of Hawaii, Boundary Commission, Volume A, No. 1; pps 94-98

The Ahupuaa of Honokaia, District of Hamakua, Hawaii, 3d Judicial Circuit (No.21)

On this eighteenth day of April A.D. 1873, by adjournment from the 16th instant, the Commission of Boundaries for the 3d Judicial Circuit, met at Mana, Hamakua, Hawaii.

Due notice of the hearing of the application of Jno. O. Dominis, Commissioner and Land Agent for the settlement of the boundaries ....

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.... decide and certify the boundaries of the Ahupuaa of Honokaia, situated in the District of Hamakua, Island of Hawaii, to be as hereinafter set forth.
Given under my hand, at Kalopa, Hamakua, this eighteenth day of April A.D. 1873.
R.A. Lyman, Commissioner of Boundaries, 3d Judicial Circuit

Boundaries of Honokaia
Beginning at Kikainoa a point on brow of Pali above larger rock in the sea called Pohakulelehu and running mauka along land of Kawela
South 7.30 chains; Thence
South 10 1/2 West 7.00 chains; Thence
South 2° West 10.70 chains crossing old Road at place called Kuaiwahia; Thence
South 5° West 22.00' chains to Puanapouli (a grove of Puhala trees); Thence
South 5° West 5.75' chains to angle; Thence
South 2° East 21.50' chains to large pile of rocks at Paepae; Thence
South 3 1/4° West 4.38 chains; Thence
South 15° West 17.20 chains; Thence
South 1° West (at 8.50 chains crossing the Government road) 27.00 chains to Puuainako; Thence
South 5° West 17.00 chains; Thence
South 26° West 28.00 chains; Thence
South 15° West 5.00 chains; Thence
South 5° East 6.00 chains; Thence
South 13° East 10.50 chains to edge of woods; Thence
South 16° East 8.75 chains; Thence
South 3° East 12.00 chains to Kauluawaa; Thence
South 8.00 chains to a kukui tree marked X; Thence
South 20° West 6.00 chains; Thence
South 40° West 3.50 chains; Thence
South 39° West 6.00 chains to an ohia tree marked X; Thence
South 3° East 5.00 chains to grove ohia trees at place called Kuhewa; Thence
South 11° West 15.00 chains to Ohia tree marked X near place on Honokaia called Ohiakiihelele; Thence
South 20° West 6.50 chains to an ohia tree marked X at Kawelaloa; Thence
South 35 1/2° West 18.00 chains to an ohia tree marked X at Kawahine; Thence
South 3° East 12.00 chains to head of small valley; Thence
South 3° [page 98] East 7.50 chains to angle; Thence
South 10° East 13.50 chains to ohia tree marked X at Inoino; Thence
South 15° East 17.00 chains; Thence
South 4° East 16.00 chains; Thence
South 12° West 16.50 chains to pali called Palinui; Thence
South 2° West 11.50 chains to Pohakai; Thence
South 30° West 10.00 chains; Thence
South 10° West 4.00 chains crossing Inoino gulch to Pohopiawahie; Thence
South 9° East 18.00 chains to top of small hill; Thence
South 25° East 4.00 chains; Thence
South 20° West 23.00 chains to a large ohia tree marked XXX standing on the West side of the Kawela trail near a hole of water in the Inoino gulch by Nahaleopa, a puu pahoehoe in the gulch, the mauka Southwest corner of Kawela; Thence mauka along the land Au 2nd
South 5° East 72.00 chains to an ohia tree marked X near the Kawela trail; Thence
South 2° West 70.00 chains to a cave in the pali of gulch at place called Waiakahoi to an ohia tree marked Honokaia; Thence along the Government land Kamoko
South 72[?]° West 125.00 chains to rock marked X on top of Makalehu; Thence
North 4° West 90.00 chains to a post on top of hill called Puu Kapu as the mauka corner of land of Kapoaula as established by Land Commission Award No. 9974; Thence along land of Kapoaula
North 11° 30' East 17700 feet to the top of Puu Kamanu hill. Thence along land of Malanahae as established by Certificate of Boundaries No. 8.
South 58° East 14.00 chains to Puumaile; Thence
South 64° East 4.50 chains; Thence
South 82° East 4.50 chains to an ohia tree marked MH; Thence
North 53° East 3.00 chains to a large ohia tree; Thence
North 32° East 4.50 chains; Thence
North 37° East 7.00 chains; Thence
North 62° East 3.50 chains to Kalapapainiu, a hill; Thence
North 7° East 3.00 chains; Thence
North 18° West 5.70 chains to Omaohuluole; Thence
North 20° West 3.50 chains along a ridge; Thence
North 7° West 7.00 chains to a large rock marked MH; Thence
North 20° East 1.50 chains to a cave in the Honokaia gulch called Keanakauwaa; Thence the boundary between Honokaia and Malanahae runs makai in the center of the Honokaia Gulch to a pile of stones at a place called Kukuikauhuhu; thence
North 23° East 17.00 chains; Thence
North 13° East 18.03 chains to a pile of stones on the brow of the pali at the sea shore, the Northeast corner of land on Malanahae patented to John Callais, Royal Patent No. 1159; Thence along the sea shore to the place of commencement, and containing an area of 5186 acres.

Note: Surveyed by G.C. Wiltse.
Costs in full paid by applicant. Book of Costs lost in wreck of Schooner Caroline Mills at Honokaia, Hamakua, Hawaii, May 1878

[No. 21, Honokaia Ahupuaa, District of Hamakua, Island of Hawaii, Boundary Commission, 5186 acres, 1873]