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Claim Number: 10613*O
Claimant: Paki, Abner
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Kona, Ewa, Koolaupoko, &
Ahupuaa: Honolulu, Waipio, Heeia, Makaha
Ili: Laimi, Kawaiolena, Niolopa, Poohuluhulu, Pualoalo, Kalawaihine, Waialaeiki, Hanaloa, Laulauwai
Statistics: 13943 characters 2388 words
No. 10613*O, A[bner] Paki, Honolulu, 12 February 1848
N.R. 569-570v4

To the Land Commissioners, Greetings: As directed by the law, 1/2 of Pohakupu `Ili of Kailua, Koolaupoko Oahu, is /entered/ by Paki as representative of Kalaiopuu.

To the Land Commissioners, Greetings: As directed by the law, I hereby state publicly my claims for land as follows:

1. Haena Ahupua'a, Kauai.
2. Makaha Ahupua'a, Waianae, Oahu.
3. Hanaloa 'Ili at Waipio, Ewa.
4. Waialae, Waikiki, Kekaha.
5. Heeia, Ahupua'a, Koolaupoko.
6. Puunau, Lahaina, Maui.

Those are the claims which I hereby state to you.

Honorable A. PAKI, Head of the Treasury
Aigupita /Egypt/, February 12, 1848

To the Land Commissioners, Greeetings: As directed by the law, I hereby state my claims of cultivation:

7. 9 lo'i, at Kawananakoa, from J. Piikoi.
8. 22 lo'i at Kapohuluhulu, from Uhuuhu.
9. 4 lo'i at Kaliu, from Aweluaole.
10. 2 lo'i, 1 kula at Apowale, from Kamauuai.
11. 2 lo'i, 2 kula at Kapohuluhulu, from M. Kekuanaoa.
12. 1 pauku /section/ of land at Laimi, from M. Kekuanaoa.
13. 2 lo'i at Kalawahine, from M. Kekuanaoa.

Those are the claims of cultivation.
Aigubita, 12 February 1848

F.T. 230v3
Cl. 8515, Apana 3rd Keoni Ana for Alapai & 10613, Apana 9 Paki. No. 10613, A. Paki

Kauanui, sworn for Paki, I know the land of Paki claimed by him in Kaliu lalo, Honolulu. It is in one piece & consists of 4 lois.

Maua by the Fort land known as Kapahuluhlulu
Waititi by Robert Kilday lot
Makai by Keone Ana's land & Ewa also.

Paki had this land from Keawehuole, former konohiki of this land in 1834 & has held it in peace ever since. There was a dispute between Paki and the konohiki in 1848 and the qustion of ownership has been an open one ever since.

Cross-examined by Mr. Young. Paki is the only person who has had a title to this land for many years. From time of Kinau & before.

Kuuku, sworn, says I am a kamaaina on Kaliu. I know the place in dispute. It is in dispute in quantity, not in title. It was always admitted that Paki had some title, but the question is, how much land does it cover?

The Parties agreed to go on the ground together with Kekaulakao and settle the bounds and the claim of Paki accordingly.

N.T. 239v10
No. 10613, A. Paki, 28 June 1853

A. Paki's lands in the Mahele Registry.

Heeia ahupua'a, Koolaupoko
Waialae ili for Waikiki, Kona, Oahu.
Hanaloa ili for Waipio, Ewa, Oahu.
Makaha ahupuaa, Waianae, Oahu.
Kaena ahupuaa, Halelea, Kauai [Haena]
Puunau ahupuaa, Lahaina, Maui.

Page 372

N.T. 372-373v10
No. 10613, A. Paki (Oahu), Testimony on the boundary between the ili of Kamaile and the ahupuaa of "Makaha," from page 239 (Disputed by the King)

Molea, sworn, says he knows the land in dispute between the King, as owner of Kamaile, and A. Paki, that owner of Makaha.

I am a kamaaina of Waianae. The boundary of the ili of Kamaile commences on the sea shore at a place called "Kawaiki," and runs mauka to a place called ....

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.... beach called "Kapaenui." These places make up the boundary between Wainiha and Haena. My parents Mauoli have been my informants for these boundaries. It was during the time of Kaumualii that I had actually seen the akua makahiki roll to "Keahu," so we took food and paid tribute.

Kapalikalahale is below and Peku is further above, then this way to Leleio on that side of Wainiha and this side of Haena, then on to Hanaimaa until Kapaenui.

Meheula was the chief who had a double portion of food from these lands of Haena and Wainiha and I have heard my parents say that the boundary has moved until it has Hinakahee and there has been no objection to the border I've seen, only now I see there is a dispute over these boundaries.

Kaukapawa, sworn, Kaae is the boundary makai, then it runs this way to Hanaimaa, then to Kainamanu and on until Puuiki to Kapalikalahale. I had heard from my parents. I have lived there since the time of Kaeo and I am a true native for this land.

Hinakahee is a celebrated place and the true boundary on the makai side is "Kaeo" or Kapaenui. I have heard from my parents that the boundary of Haena which is Kanakahee was given for Wainiha.

A dispute over the boundary between Lumahai and Waikoko
Kekela, sworn, I have seen the boundary between Lumahai and Waikoko. "Kahalahala" is the boundary along the beach separating Lumahai and Waikoko and from there it runs to the top of the Ka manu peak.

I have know this boundary since the time of Kaumualii to the present day.

N.T. 454v10
[No. 10613]

DECISION: The statements of the witnesses for the dispute between M. Kekauonohi (for L. Haalelea) and A. Paki over the boundary between Wainiha and Haena on the island of Kauai have been examined. There are hearsay reports only, therefore there is obscurity, there her is an assurance. The disputed land shall be divided by splitting the two sections into thirds, that is by having Haena's large area on the makai and small on the mauka directions; Wainiha shall be large on the mauka and small on the makai and this should be the fair boundary in order to end the dispute.

DECISION: According to the statements of the witnesses for the dispute between M. Kekauonohi (for L. Haalelea) and Konia for the boundary between Wainiha and Lumahai, living and taxed of the tenants there have been for the lunas of Wainiha till the present time; therefore, that boundary has come to be for Wainiha and not for Lumahai at all.

DECISION: The boundary which separates Lumahai, land of Konia and Waikoko land of Kekauonohi (No. L. Haalelea) is the place close to the beach called "Kahalahala."

[Award 10613; (Oahu) R.P. 707; Kawaiolena Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; 5.88 Acs; R.P. 706 & 707; Laimi Kona; 1 ap.; 6.15 Acs; R.P. 706; Niolopa Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; 6.76 Acs; R.P. 1664; Heeia Koolaupoko (Apana 1); Paunau Lahaina (apana 2); R.P. 6840; Poohuluhulu Honolulu Kona; 2 ap.; 2.4 Acs; R.P. 5567 & 5569; Pualoalo Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; .12 Ac.;R.P. 708; Kalawahine Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; .43 Ac.; R.P. 3578 & Land Patent 8188; Waialaeiki Kona; 2 ap.; 1608.2 Acs; R.P. 2242; Hanaloa Waipio Ewa; 3 ap.; 350 Acs; R.P. 2243; Laulauwae Makaha Waianae (Ap. 5); 2 parts; (no total amount noted; 49.33 Acres for 1st section); (Kauai) R.P. 3596; Haena Halelea; 1 ap. Ahupua'a]