Boundary Commission

Certification:
Ahupua`a Paauhau 1866
District: Kohala, South
Island Hawaii
Ownership: Parker, J.P. Sr.
Misc: dismissed
Year: 1866
Statistics: 4524 characters 757 words
Paauhau Ahupuaa(1866), District of Hamakua, Island of Hawaii, Boundary Commission, Hawaii, Volume A, No. 1, pps 14-15

(No. 3)

Ahupuaa of Paauhau
On the 4th of October, 1866, John P. Parker, Senior, filed with the Commissioner, an application for the settlement of certain boundaries of the Ahupuaa of Paauhau, in the District of Hamakua, Hawaii, which he alleged to be still undefined.

Notice was given to all parties interested, and the Commissioner was occupied at Waimea, Hawaii on the 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, and 22nd of October, in hearing evidence on behalf of the applicant and also on behalf of George Davis Hueu, and the Waimea Grazing Company, contestants. The evidence was closed at Honolulu, on the 23rd of November, and the case was argued by counsel on the 26th November.

Decision of the Commissioner
After a very careful examination of all the evidence presented in this case, I am clearly of the opinion that the application of Mr. Parker must be dismissed, for the following reasons, viz.:

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.... ainst the proposition that the boundaries of Paauhau ever extended so as to include the tract of land now sought to be included in that Ahupuaa. The weight of oral testimony seems to me clearly against it, and this is strongly corroborated by what may be regarded as the solemn declarations of the applicant himself, made in 1860, when he furnished to the Interior Department the description which is embodied in his Royal Patent, and the accompanying map, by both of which he explicitly states where the South Western and Western boundaries of Paauhau are, and that the land adjoining Paauhau round those boundaries, is in the District of Kohala, and must therefore belong to “Waimea.”

The testimony of a large majority of the witnesses coupled with those declarations of the applicant, are in my opinion conclusive against granting the application.

For the foregoing reasons the application is dismissed.
G.M. Robertson, Commissioner of Land Boundaries
Honolulu, 26th, November 1866

[No. 3, Dismissed Ahupuaa of Paauhau, District of Hamakua, Island of Hawaii, Boundary Commission, 1866]