Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 00698
Claimant: Helela, wahine
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Honolulu
Ili: Kamakela, Kalawahine, Kaliu
Statistics: 4741 characters 711 words
No. 698, Helela, Honolulu, Oahu, September 20, 1847
N.R. 361v2

To the Land Commissioners, greetings: I hereby tell of the claim to my house lot here in Honolulu, which is on the north side of the stream. The boundaries are: east, the lot of Awehi; south, the road; west, the lot of Kauai; north, the land of Nakookoo.

This is an old interest, from Kamehameha I. My makuas, Opunui ma, have occupied this place from that time and they still live there and they gave me the responsibility for telling you of our claim.

This place has been peaceful, there have been no objections.

There is also a taro patch at Kaliu in Honolulu. The boundaries are as follows: east, taro patch of Piikoi; south, an auwai /water course/; west, taro patch of Kuakini; north, taro patch of Poola. My makuakane, Opunui, made some other patches and long afterwards he sold them to Poola and they became his. This patch which is situated here is under the authority of the konohiki.
I am, with aloha,

F.T. 185v1
Claim 698, Helela, February 9th

Kaauakula, sworn, I know this place & it is in Honolulu aina and in two separat ....

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.... upu, sworn, I have seen this claim of Helela, it is at Kamakela in Honolulu and Kaliu ili of Honolulu - 2 land sections.

Section 1:House site at Kamakela, Honolulu.
Section 2: Patch at Kaliu, Honolulu.

Section 1:
Mauka, "Awehi's land"
Waikiki, Makai, Naiamaneo's land
Ewa, Kalaaoa's land, Kaiui's land, Nakookoo's land, J. Montgomery has i.

Section 2:
Mauka, Poola's land
Makai, Kaliu's land
Makai, Paele's land
Ewa, Kaiui's land.

Helela's land from his [her] father, Opunui - given before Opunui had died in 1848. Opunui's land from Haupu, Helela has it presently. No oppositions except that Kaiui has taken two feet of this claim by mistake at the time I was giving these places to Opunui, this was during the reign of Kamehameha I, and he (Opunui) had always lived there until his death.

Paaoaoa, sworn, I have known this claim exactly as Haupu has testified here.

Kaiui, sworn, It was my own property that I had sold.

[Award 698; R.P. 1897; Kamakela Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; .53 Ac.; R.P. 1896; Kamakela Honolulu Kona; 2 ap.; 2.42 Acs]