Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 00579
Claimant: Ahukai, wahine
Other claimant:Oleloa, Daniela
Other name:
Island: Kauai
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Waimea, Waioli, Nawiliwili
Statistics: 3190 characters 511 words
No. 579, Ahukai,
N.R. 267-268v2

D. Oleloa

Greetings to the Land Commissioners: We hereby testify as to our interest in our land on the island of Kauai.

The first: a house lot at Waimea called Noni, as far as Luhi. The occupancy has been from the time of Kamehameha I until now. It, and the houses on it, is ours. A portion is fenced. No one has objected.

The second: a house lot at Waimea at Kahiuaia. We have had it from Kamehameha II to Kahalaia, until Kaikioewa, who took a portion, leaving one fourth for us until now. Our people now live there and care for it. No one has objected until now.

The third: At Waimea also, from Poo to Waiapuka, from Kamehameha I. Some of Liliha ma, Mahaihai, are there, from Kamehameha I.

The fourth: A house lot at Waioli. We are combined in this interest with David Papohaku, from the beginning of the reign of Kamehameha III. Upon David's death we inherited it all and we are here at this time with no objections.

The fifth: house lot at Nawiliwili. We have occ ....

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.... laimoku sent Kahalaia to govern Kauai. Kauai rebelled against Kahalaia and Kalaimoku, and when the fighting was over on Kauai, Kalaimoku gave Makaweli to Kahalaia, and Kahalaia gave Makaweli to me, as it had been occupied by my makuas. Kahalaia died intestate; Kalaimoku and Kaahumanu gave it to Kinau as heir, and she gave Makaweli to me, as it had been occupied by my makuas. When Kinau died, Kekauluohi returned me to Kauai and /she said/ to the King that Makaweli was for me. No one opposed it until 1846, when Kekuanaoa took Makaweli and some other lands belonging to me.

Here is my claim for Puuwahie, an `ili in Waimea on Kauai, which was given me from the time of Kaumualii and has been held from thence until now in peace.

As I understand the law concerning the claimants of land, I therefore enter my claim, from my makuas for you to administer. When the day comes to work on it and you direct me to come, I will go, with the proper witnesses.
Waioli, Kauai, December 14, 1847

[No. 579 not awarded; See also 2960]