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Claim Number: 08966B
Claimant: Opunui
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Molokai
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Mapulehu
Ili: Kahoonoho, Kukuiokapuu, Haleokane
Statistics: 3624 characters 603 words
[No. 8966B] No. 2504, Opunui
N.R. 528v3

Greetings to the Land Commissioners: I have a claim in an `ili in the Ahupua`a of Mapulehu on the Island of Molokai. Its name is Kukuiokapuu. The name of the `ili on the mauka side is Ohaipilo, held by Kau, and the name of the `ili on the makai side is Kahau, held by Kalaeone.

I have been on this claim for three years. It was given to me by Kamakani, the konohiki of A. Kanae. I have occupied and farmed this land from that time until today, and have done po`alima work until this very day. The length of this land to which I claim a right, is 87 fathoms, and the width is 40 fathoms. I hereby petition you, if this is a true and correct claim, that is to be awarded to me.
OPUNUI

The witnesses are all the men of Mapulehu who do po`alima work.
Mapulehu by Molokai, 16 December 1847.


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.... on page 8, volume of Foreign Testimony. It was agreed that a half of section 2 be for the konohiki.


N.T. 113-114v6
No. 8966B, Opunui

Manoha, sworn, Opunui's house lot was from Manoha, the pasture land in Mapulehu from Hoeu.

Section 1 - House lot in Kahoonoho ili.
Mauka by Konohiki
Pukoo by Kawaku
Makai by road
Kaluaaha by Kahaka.

Section 2 - Pasture land in Kukuiokapuu ili.

Kaiheanau, sworn, this is an eyewitness for this pasture land and here are the boundaries.
Mauka by Kau
Pukoo by stream
Makai by Kalaeone
Kaluaaha by pali

Some patches (were received) on May 25, 1849. An interest has been confirmed for Kalanao. This interest is not clear, it has been approved by demand.

[Award 8966B; R.P. 2976; Mapulehu Kona; 4 ap.; 2.46 Acs; No. 2504 not awarded]