Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 08898
Claimant: Kupanapanau
Other claimant:
Other name: Panapanau
Island: Hawaii
District: Kohala, North, Kona, North
Ahupuaa: Niulii, Keopu
Ili: Haoo, Opuomaui, Hinaweo
Statistics: 3161 characters 550 words
No. 8898, Kupanapanau, January 9, 1848
N.R. 25-26v8

Greetings to the Land Commissioners: A letter telling of the claims for land and other rights; an ili kupono, named Haoi, two sections of land in the middle at Kalaelaau. I measured the middle section - on the east the length is 130, on the west side, 529, on the north side, 248, on the south, 27, the bottom. Makukuka is where the crops and animals /are/. The section of land at Kalaeluu is demarcated by the iwi /stone or earth ridge/. My interest in this land is an old one, from Wm. P. Leleiohoku. I have a claim for a coconut plantation, 55 long by 6 wide, in another ili.

I have a claim for a lo`i, 26 long by 17 wide. There is a claim for a water source and three houses in some other ilis. This ....

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.... n and stated, I have seen the ili land of Haoi of the Niulii ahupuaa in Kohala. He has an interest in every place whereon his hands have worked. Leleihoku had given him this in 1846; no one has objected.

2. Section II - Hinaweo Ili /coconut grove/.
Mauka by Ulupee ili
Kohalawaho, for Kaina land
Makai by Puanaiwi's land
Hamakua by Kaina's land.
This coconut grove was received at the time of Kamehameha I from the parents.

Kalimahauna, sworn and stated, I have known exactly as Koahu has related here.

3. Section III - Opumaui Ili, Niulii ahupuaa.
This is an old patch from his parents. Kiamoku had approved this to be for him /konohiki/.

[Award 8898; R.P. 7338; Niulii N. Kohala; 1 ap.; 11.079 Acs]