Boundary Commission

1871 008 Luluhiwalani, A. Kahekili
Certification: 008
Ahupua`a: Malanahae
District: Hamakua
Island: Hawaii
Ownership: Luluhiwalani, A. Kahekili
Misc:
Year: 1871
Statistics: 12806 characters 2099 words
Malananahae Ahupuaa, District of Hamakua, Island of Hawaii, Boundary Commission, Hawaii, Volume A, No. 1, pps 30-34

No. 8

Ahupuaa of Malanahae, Hamakua, Hawaii, 3d Judicial Circuit

Waimea, April 19th 1 o'clock p.m. 1871
By adjournment from the 17th of April 1871, the Commissioner of Boundaries for the 3d Judicial Circuit, met at the Court House in Waimea.

Due notice of the hearing of the application of A. Kahekili Luluhiwalani for the settlement of the boundaries of ½ of the Ahupuaa of Malanahae, situated in Hamakua, Hawaii, 3d Judicial Circuit, having been given by advertisement in the Hawaiian Gazette of March 22d 1871, and the Anokoa of March 23d 1871, and notice personally served on the owners of adjoining lands, as far as known, for the 17th day of April A.D. 1871, which hearing was continued until this 19th day of April 1871 at 10 a.m. and taken up on the 19th after the hearing of H. Cooper's application for the settlement of the boundaries of Kapahu.

Present: S.M. Kaelemakule on the part of applicant, John P. Parker for Her Excellency, R. Keelikolani, owner of Kapoaula, and R.H. Stanley for Crown Commissioners, owner of Honokaia.

On motion of Counsel for petitioner, the application amended to settle the boundaries of the Ahupuaa of Malanahae.

Said petition amended by striking out the figure ½ on the 7th line from top, and by striking out the words “are portions of Malanahae conveyed by Royal Patent to John Collins now owned by Aka and a piece conveyed by Patent to Philip Ryan of Kona, Hawaii,” and the 23d, 24th, 25th, 256th, and 27th lines and inserting the word “is“ on the 27th line first page, new notes of survey handed in, in place of notes marked B.

Petition read as amended as follows:

To the Honorable Rufus A. Lyman, Commissioner of Boundaries for the Island of Hawaii, 3d Judicial Circuit
Sir:
I beg to make application to you for the settlement of the boundaries of the Ahupuaa, Malanahae, situated in the district of Hamakua, Island of Hawaii. The land ½ of Malanahae was awarded to Luluhiewalani by the Minister of the Interior by Award No. 4B, dated January 15th A.D. 1862 under Act of Legislature of August 24th A.D. 1860.

The boundaries of said land, were not decided and defined in said award. The copy of award, notes of survey and plan of the land (according to ancient boundaries, and boundaries of adjoining lands, as described in Royal Patents ) are herewithannexed to this petition in exhibits marked A.B. and C. The lands adjoining Malanahae on the East, or Hilo side, is the Ahupuaa of Honokaia, one of the Crown Lands, and on the Hamakua side by the land Kapoaula, owned by Her Excellency, R. Keelikolani, Governess of Hawaii, and on the makai side by the sea. Wherefore your petitioner prays that a time and place may be appointed for the hearing of his petition, and for the taking of testimony relative to the boundaries of said land according to law.
Signed, A. Kahekili Luluhiwalani
Hilo, Hawaii, November 13th 1870
[page 31]
Testimony on the part of the applicant.

Aka, kane, being sworn says, I live at Malanahae in the D ....

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.... of Hamakua, Island of Hawaii, 3d Judicial Circuit, as awarded by Land Commission award No. 9974, I decide and certify the boundaries of the land of Malanahae, Hamakua, Hawaii, to be as set forth in the description of boundaries in the following Certificate of boundaries.

(Stamp) No. 8
Land Boundary Commission, Hawaii, 3d Judicial Circuit

Certificate of the Boundaries of Malanahae, District of Hamakua, Island of Hawaii, 3d Judicial Circuit.

Land Boundary Commission, No. 21, Hawaii, 3d Judicial Circuit.

Certificate of the Boundaries of Malanahae, District of Hamakua, Island of Hawaii, 3d Judicial Circuit.

Upon the application of A. Kahekili Luluhiwalani and by virtue of the authority vested in me by law, as sole Commissioner of Land Boundaries for the Island of Hawaii, 3d Judicial Circuit; I hereby decide and certify the boundaries of the Ahupuaa of Malanahae, situated in the District of Hamakua, Island of Hawaii, to be as hereinafter set forth.
Given under my hand, at Hilo, this seventeenth day of April A.D. 1871.
R.A. Lyman, Commissioner of Boundaries, 3d Judicial Circuit

Boundaries of Malanahae
Beginning at a pile of stones on the sea shore at the eastern corner of land patented to John Callais Royal Patent No. 1159, a little above a wiliwili tree on the bank of ravine, thence along the boundary of Honokaia
South 13° West 18.03 chains; Thence
South 23° West 17.00 chains to a pile of stones called Kukuiokauhuhu; Thence the boundary between Honokaia & Malanahae runs mauka into the Honokaia gulch, and follows the centre of the gulch up to a cave named Keanakauwaa. At this point the boundary leaves the ravine. Thence
South 20° West 1.50 chains to a large rock marked MH; Thence
South 7° East 7.00 chains; thence
South 20° East 3.50 chains along the ridge to a place called Omaohuluole; Thence
South 18° East 5.70 chains; Thence
South 7° West 3.00 chains to a hill named Kalapahainiu; Thence
South 62° West 3.50 chains; Thence
South 32° West 4.50 chains to a large ohia tree; Thence
South 53° West 3.00 chains to an ohia tree marked M.H. At this point the boundary of Malanahae & Honokaia turns towards Waipio
North 82° West 4.50 chains; Thence
North 64° West 4.50 chains to a hill named Puumaile; Thence
North 58° West 14.00 chains to a [page 34] place called Puu Kamanu at the intersection of the lands of Honokaia and Kapoaula; Thence along the boundary of Kapoalua as awarded by Land Commission Award No. 9974.
North 5° West 1350 feet to an ohia tree marked Kapoaula at the place called Kapohoiholena (or Kawaiolena); thence along the centre of the gulch between Malanahae and Kapoaula to the sea shore; Thence along the sea shore to the place of commencement and containing an area as surveyed by S.L. [M] Kaelemakule of 895 13/100 acres.
R.A. Lyman, Commissioner of Boundaries, 3d Judicial Circuit.

Note: Costs in full paid by applicant.
Book of Costs lost on Schooner Caroline Mills wrecked at Honokaia, Hamakua, Hawaii, May 1878

[No. 8, Malanahae Ahupuaa, District of Hamakua, Island of Hawaii, Boundary Commission, 895 13/100 acres, 1871]