Boundary Commission

1874 038 Jackson, Henry B.
Certification: 038
Ahupua`a: Nunulu Ike
District: Kohala, North
Island: Hawaii
Ownership: Jackson, Henry B.
Year: 1874
Statistics: 10399 characters 1713 words
Nunulu ike Ahupuaa, District of North Kohala, Island of Hawaii, Boundary Commission, Hawaii, Volume A, No. 1, pps 165-169


Puuhue, April 16, 1873
Boundary Commission met by adjournment from the 12th instant.

Present: James Woods for applicant, S.C. Wiltse for Hawaiian Government, and D.H. Naiapaakai, kane

D.K. Naiapaakai, kane, sworn, I was born at Kalala in Kohala, Hawaii and am a kamaaina of Kohala; Know the place called Nunulu ike. It used to be a part of Nunulu and is mauka of the land called Iole & Kaapaau is on the north side; Ainakea touches it on the makai side, Halaula bounds it on the east side and Lamaloloa on the mauka side.

My father and uncle have told me that after Kamehameha I returned from Oahu, a tribe of people, called Ka Palena, lived on Nunulu. Kamehameha gave them Nunulu, Iole, Halalua, Kaapau, Kaiholena, 1st and 2d and [page 166] Kalala 1st and 2d to live on. They were his soldiers; their chief was Kaiakoili; a brother of Ualauala [same as Walawala?] who had charge of the whole district of Kohala. I lived on Nunulu from 1834 to 1837 and cultivated food with others on Nunulu ike during these years, and no one from the adjoining lands ever interfered with us. Maunahina, kane, was luna of Nunulu at that time; if people of one land went onto another land to cultivate food, the konohiki of that land would collect rent of them and so we were careful not to cultivate on a different land from what we lived on, as we did not wish to pay rent, to both konohiki. The konohiki of the adjoining lands never collected rent from the Nunulu people.

In old times the only place called Nunulu, was a rock this side of where the church was built. It was a celebrated place. But after the Palena settled there, wherever they cultivated food, was called Nunulu. I do not know the date of their first settling there; have been told that it was when Kamehameha returned from Honolulu. I think most of them were taken back to Oahu in 1833 or 1834 by order of Kamehameha III, who sent a vessel after them. From that time till 1837 a few remained there. Kaiakoili was the adopted father of Ka Makahonu, the husband of Maria Kamakahonu. Kamakahonu died in California leaving his wife, Maria and a child. the child died leaving no heirs. My grandmother was foster mother to Kamakahonu.

S.C. Wiltse, sworn, the notes of survey and plan, I now file, are copied of Notes of survey, given in patents of adjoining lands, excepting the line between the Government portion of Lamaloloa and Nunulu ....

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.... 28° West 41.75 chains where it cuts the gulch to a rock marked X a little makai of Place called "Loe o Keawe," and a little way mauka of the hill and Heiau of Keawe; thence
North 1° East 16.50 chains to the top of the hill; thence
North 19° West 19.75 [page 23] chains to the corner of the lands of Ainakea, Iole and Nunulu; thence along the land of Iole as described in Deed from the King
South 86 3/4° East 6.66 chains; thence
North 89° East 262 chains; thence
North 80 3/4° East 17.07 chains; thence
South 81° 10' East 7.36 chains to the southeast corner of Iole, adjoining the land of (Halalua or Halaula); thence as described in Royal Patent No. 507 to a stone marked X on the brow of the pali on the boundary of Puueke as given in Royal Patent No. 2359.

The survey as given in Royal Patent No. 507 is stated by owners of said land, and by surveyors to be an incorrect survey. i.e. one that the survey will not close on resuming it by Patents, and and [sic] owners of said land having filed notes of survey of said boundary; the following is the boundary commencing at the southeast corner of land of Iole; thence mauka along land of Halaula
South 5° East 7.50 chains
South 86 1/4° East 5.74 chains to the boundary of Puueke to a stone marked X on the brow of the pali; thence along land of Puueke as described in Royal Patent No. 2359;
South 4½° East 6.00 chains crossing the gulch and running to the top of place called "Puu Kolohe;" thence
South 26° 5' East 12.25 chains to the mauka boundary of Puueke; thence
South 81° 50' East 15.60 chains across the head of the lands Puueke, Kukuiwaluhia and Apuakohau to the boundary of the land of Halelua; thence
South 28° West 3.70 chains; thence
South 13° West 5.50 chains to the boundary of the land Halawa; thence along said land as described in Royal Patent No. 781
South 36½° East 8.00 chains; thence
North 82½° West 2.90 chains; thence
South 85° West 2.55 chains to the boundary of the land of Lalamaloloa; thence along said land as described in Royal Patent No. 2725,
North 55° West 6.00 chains; thence
South 81° West 6.00 chains; thence
South 83½° West 12.50 chains to the place of commencement [page 24]
Containing an area of 33 acres, a surveyed by S.C. Wiltse, September 1872
R.A. Lyman, Commissioner of Boundaries 3d Judicial Circuit.

Costs: $31.75 paid by applicant. Witnesses paid by parties calling them.

[No. 38, Nunulu ike Ahupuaa, District of North Kohala, Island of Hawaii, Boundary Commission, 33 acres, 1874]