Boundary Commission

1903 183 Woods, James F.
Certification: 183
Ahupua`a Waika
District: Kohala, North
Island Hawaii
Ownership: Woods, James F.
Misc:
Year: 1903
Statistics: 26077 characters 4333 words
Waika Ahupuaa, District of North Kohala, Island of Hawaii, Boundary Commission, Hawaii, Volume A, No. 1, pps 170-174

The Ahupuaa of Waika, District of Kohala, Island of Hawaii, 3d Judicial Circuit

(On this, the fifteenth day of April A.D. 1873, the Boundary Commission met at Puuhue, North Kohala, Hawaii, 3d Judicial Circuit to hear the application of Allen and Chillingworth for the settlement of the boundary of Waika situated in North Kohala, Hawaii)

Present: S.C. Wiltse, on part of Crown Commissioners, S.F. Chillingworth, on part of applicants. Mr. Chillingworth states that within the last two months they have received a copy of notes of survey from Mr. J.W. Austin's agent in Honolulu, and there has not been any notice served on the agent, of time of hearing for Mr. Austin, owner of Kahuanui, but petitioners ask to be allowed to introduce their testimony as to boundaries of Waika, as the witnesses are old men, which is granted, reserving Mr. Austin's agent the right to cross question these witnesses and to introduce their evidence to boundaries of lands adjoining Waika, and documentary evidence as to boundaries.

Petition read as follows:
To the Honorable Rufus A. Lyman, Commissioner of Boundaries for the third Judicial Circuit to wit, the Island of Hawaii.

The Petition of Allen & Chillingworth of Kawaihae, Hawaii, respectfully represents unto your honour, the commissioner, as follows:

That the aforesaid Allen & Chillingworth are possessed of a tract of land situated in North Kohala, in the island of Hawaii called the Ahupuaa of "Waika."

That the aforesaid land or Ahupuaa of Waika was awarded by the Commissioners to Quiet Land Titles, by name only, and not by survey, and that the boundaries of the same are as yet undefined.

That the following are the names of the lands adjoining the said land of Waika, and the owners of the same as far as the same are known to your petition, to wit.
Lands, owners
Kahua nui, J.W. Austin
Kawaihae Uka, Crown

That the boundariesof said land of Waika as claimed by your petitioner, are more fully set [page 171] forth in the accompanying survey, marked Exhibit.

That all and singular, the premises are within the jurisdiction of the Honorable Commissioner of Boundaries.

Therefore your petitioner respectfully prays that the boundaries of the said land of "Waika" may be decided and certified to by your honor, the Commissioner, and that a certificate defining the said boundaries may be issued to your petitioner, and to this end a day, hour, and place may be appointed, for the hearing of this petition, and the people there and then to be adduced, and that due notice according to law may be made to all persons interested on the said matter, to appear and show cause, if any they have, why the said petition should not be granted.

And your Petitioners will ever pray &c,
(Signature All & Chillingworth
April 15th 1873

Testimony

Puhi, kane, Sworn, I live on Waika, Kohala, Hawaii and was born on said land at time of building Kiholo and have always lived there, am a kamaaina of the boundaries of the land. My parents, now dead, pointed them out to me. Kahuanui bounds Waika on the north side and Kawaihae on the south side, the sea on the makai side.

A rocky point, named Oneloa, is the boundary of Waika where Kawaihae joins it. I do not know about fishing rights. Saw Lyons survey above the Government road to Waimea.Leonui, Mooluna, my father and brother, kamaaina of Waika, and Kaulalii, the kamaaina of Kamanui went clear around the land with him, when he surveyed. (They are all dead now). From Oneloa the boundary between these two lands runs mauka to a place called Piipaa; thence the line runs up the center of the gulch called Kahawaiopili, to a place called Waipouli, a water hole which is sometimes dried up. It is above a hill called Puupili, said hill being half on Waika and half on Kahua. At Waipouli the boundary leaves the gulch and runs mauka to the north side [page 172] of Puupala, have been told that Waika keeps on to a large ohia tree, at a place called Papalepo and have always been told that Kawaihae cut Waika off and joined Kahuanui, but do not know where. I have never been beyond Puupala, a low hill which from some sides looks long and from others sharp. Have heard that Kawaihae joins Awini above Honokane. Kaiopae is the boundary at shore, between Kahuanui and Waika.

Kaiopae is the place where the Kahawai o Pili empties into the sea; Kahuanui being on the north side and Waika on the south side; from thence the boundary between these two lands run mauka to Waikapu, following close to the sides or bank of gulch. Waikapu is a water hole in the gulch; Thence to Moolau a pile of stones, makai of a bullock pen at Kahuanui; thence up the iwi aina up Puupili to a depression at the top of the hill. I do not know where the boundary between Kahuanui and Waika runs to beyond Puupili.
Cross-examined
I have heard Puuomano is at Awini. (Naiapakai, kane, says this hill is on Honokane)

Kaohia, Kane, sworn, I now live and always have lived at Waika, Kohala, Hawaii; was born before the Okuu; a foreigner called Kamikele lived on Waika in the time of Kamehameha I, after he went away. Ohohana took it. Waika is an ili of Kahua. Keaumaku gave it to Kaikele; Kawaihae bounds Waika on the south side from sea to mauka corner and Kahuanui on the north side from shore, mauka. The sea is the makai boundary, and the land had an ancient fishing right extending out to sea. Oneloa is the boundary between Kawaihae and Waika; thence up a small awaawa to a point makai of Maaukaa, to a pile of stones where the boundary line between these two lands runs into the gulch. Waikaa being on the north side of Piipaa, and Kawaihae on the south side; thence up the gulch passing Puupili to end of the gulch, thence to Waihoolana, a water hole where Kawaihae cuts off Waika and Kahuanui. Waipouli is above the hill, mauka of the Catholic Church and Waihoolana is above Puupili, the hill on the boundary [page 173] between Kahuanui and Waika. Kawaihae cuts off Waika and Kahuanui at the water ponds - Waihoolana is near Puupala. The level land belongs to Waika and where the hill begins belongs to Kawaihae. Kahoakala, where the mamake patches used to be is where ....

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.... he said boundaries and having endeavoured otherwise to obtain all information possible to enable me to arrive at a just decision, which will more fully appear by reference to the records of this matter by me kept in Book No. 5, D, pages [sic] 578, and it appearing to my satisfaction that the true, lawful and equitable boundaries, are as follows; viz.:

Beginning at the south angle of Ha's land, adjoining the land of Kawaihae 1st, by the sea shore at high water mark of the point called "Oneloa," the coordinates of same being South 22803.7 feet West 16736.5 feet, referred to the Survey Reference Station "Puu Aiea," the boundary runs by the true meridian

1. North 49° 25' East 2410.0 feet along Kawaihae 1st to a + under mound of stones by ancient roadway;
2. North 46° 22' East 6151.00 feet same as above, the coordinates being South 16991.3 West 10454.1 feet, referred to the Survey Reference Station Puu Aiea;
3. North 54° 25' East 2713.0 feet along Kawaihae 1st to + under mound of stones by small heiau;
4. North 65° 27' East 2757.0 feet along Kawaihae 1st to + under mound of stones on ledge overhanging the [page 136] "Keanahalululu" gulch immediately over the two great cubical boulders, the coordinates being south 14266.9 West 5737.7 feet, referred to the Survey Reference Station Puu Aiea;
5. North 64° 16' East 14547.0 feet along Kawaihae 1st, the boundary following the meanders of the middle of the Keanahalululu gulch to ledge over falls at lower edge of the Waimea Kohala Government road, the coordinates being South 7951.0 East 7364.1 feet, referred to the Survey Reference Station Puu Aiea;
6. North 64° 19' East 5013.0 feet along Kawaihae 1st, the boundary following the meanders of the middle of Keanahalululu stream to an X cut in flat boulder on the south bank of the stream by pool and falls called "Waipouli," the coordinates being South 5822.6 - East 11881.1 feet, referred to the Survey Reference Station Puu Aiea;
7. North 88° 12' East 3121.0 feet along Kawaihae 1st to a [triangle] cut in post, from which the Government Survey [triangle with dot in center - Triangulation] Station Puu Pili bears North 51° 42' West, distant 3292.5 feet'
8. North 72° 09' 40" East 7764.0 feet along Kawaihae 1st to the common angle of the lands of Kawaihae 1st, Waika and Honokanenui, Boundary Certificate # 172, the said point being on the west edge of a deep gulch, emptying into the Honokane canyon, the general name of the locality being "Waihoolana," a large [triangle with + in center] cut into the top of a rock mound or knoll bearing South 31° 59' East distant 131.2 feet; said [triangle with + in center] and top of knoll bearing South 64° 46' 45" East from the Hinamakanui Reference Station and North 39° 23' 52" East from the Puu Pili [Triangle with dot in it - Trig] Survey Station;
9. North 65° 40' West 4592.0 feet along Honokane Boundary, Certificate #172, to a + on a stone set in the ground on the south peak of the Hinamakahina crater, this point being the common angle of the lands of Honokane, Waika and ka-Huanui, the coordinates being South 1454.3 - East 18206.4 feet, referred to the Survey Reference Station Puu Aiea;
10. South 72° 10' 30" West 5514.0 feet along the land of Kahuanui to the Puu Pili [triangle with dot in it - Trig.] Station;
11. South 26° 55' West 1600.0 feet down slope of Puu Pili to a + on stone at post of same in the Palapalai ravine;
12. South 78° 41' West 1097.0 feet along Kahuanui, the boundary following the middle of said ravine [page 137]
13. North 85° 26' West 3706.0 feet along Kahuanui, to an + on stone, the coordinates being south 4487.4 - East 7471.1 feet, referred to the Puu Aiea Reference and Survey Station; the boundary following the bottom of said Palapalai ravine;
14. South 87° 00' West 534.0 feet along Kahuanui;
15. South 88° 38' West 1675.0 feet along Kahuanui to a K and + with "Waika" cut in the rock, under mound of stones by upper edge of the Waimea Kohala Government road, the coordinates being south 4555.2 - East 5264.1 feet, referred to the Survey and Reference Station Puu Aiea;
16. South 59° 14' 15" West 1298.0 feet along Kahuanui to a + on boulder by south angle old stone enclosure;
17. South 78° 47' West 1311.0 feet along Kahuanui to a 5 [or S?] cut in rock at a prominent point called "Kalehua," the coordinates being South 5474.4 - East 2862.8 feet, referred to the Puu Aiea Survey and Reference Station;
18. South 63° 30' West 7588.0 feet along Kahuanui to a + and [backward K] under mound of stones on peak called "Keahuokapakea Iuka,"
19. South 41° 46' 22" West 1467.0 feet along Kahuanui to a + and K under mound of stones on peak called "Keahuakapakea Kai," the coordinates being South 9953.0 - West 4902.0 feet referred to the Puu Aiea Survey and Reference Station;
20. South 48° 54' 30" west 5745.0 feet to a round drill hole in boulder on low knoll called "Ahuawaha," the coordinates being south 13729.2 - West 9232.1 feet, referred to the Puu Aiea Survey and Reference Station;
21. South 49° 20' West 9503.0 feet along Kahuanui to a + cut in ancient roadway, midway between two mounds of stones on low hill near north edge of Kaiopae Gulch;
22. South 56° 24' West 1658.0 feet along Kahuanui, to a large boulder at mouth of Kaiopae gulch, thence to sea shore at high water mark and along line of said sea shore in all its windings at high water mark to point of beginning, the direct bearing and distance being
23. South 28° 56' East 2244.0 feet to said point of beginning.
Containing an area of 2790 acres, as surveyed by A.B. Loebenstein, September, 1903

It is therefore adjudged, and I do hereby decide and certify that the Boundaries of the said Land are, and hereafter shall be as hereinbefore set forth.

Given under my hand at Hilo, Island of Hawaii, the 26th day of December, A.D. 1903
F.S. Lyman, Commissioner of Boundaries, Third and Fourth Island Circuits, Territory of Hawaii

(12 folio)
(Survey compared. O.K )

[No. 183; Waika Ahupuaa, District of North Kohala, Island of Hawaii, Boundary Commission, 2790 acres, 1903; transcription help from Kepa Maly]