Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 01294
Claimant: Keau, Nehemia
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Hawaii
District: Hamakua
Ahupuaa: Puuopaha, Waikoekoe
Ili: Waikoekoe
Statistics: 5328 characters 939 words
No. 1294, Nehemia Keau, November 24, 1847, See K
N.R. 60-63v3


Hear ye, O Land Commissioners, I hereby present my land claim at Keaa. The boundaries are explained herein: Keaa nui is the boundary on the east, Waikoekoe is the boundary on the west, the highway to Kamehaikana is the boundary on the south, and the sea of Honomalino is on the north. See the diagram below which explains - this is the east side.
/See diagram/ [No diagram in this text]

All these five claims are mine. What is lacking is the explanation of the boundaries. It is a great deal of work to show them, the lengths and widths are not shown - perhaps it can be done, but perhaps this work will be very poorly done. Farewell to you, the Land Commissioners.
NEHEMIA KEAU

November 22, 1847
Hear ye. O Land Commissioners: I hereby tell you of my land claim at Puuopoaha. The boundaries of this claim are: Kalakalaula is the land on the east and Keaa is the land on the west, and the highway to Kulelekahi is the boundary on the south and the sea is the boundary on the north. These are the boundaries of my claim. This is the east side. The diagram is below:
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Claim 2. This claim is upland of Puuopaha and it is bounded on the east by Kalakalaula and ....

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.... ;s land
Hilo by idle land.
Dry land, 1 house for him (Keau).

3. Section III, Pololinamanu:
Mauka by idle land
Kohala by Kanahonua ahupuaa
Makai by idle land
Hilo by idle land.
Dry land, no house.

He is not on this land; he has been evicted. There was no offense; it was not known and he was gone in 1844. It had been for Kamakani to Aki, then to Keau in 1832. The years mentioned in the deed are erroneous. Recently (?) 1839, there have been objections.


N.T. 160v4
No. 1294, Keau, See page 152

Kapau, sworn and stated, I have seen in the ahupuaa of Puuopaha, 2 sections.

1. Section I:
Mauka by konohiki
Kohala by Keaa I ahupuaa
Makai by a precipice by the beach
Hilo by Kalakalaula ahupuaa
Dry land, it has been cultivated, no house.

2. Section II:
Mauka by konohiki
Kohala by Keaa I ahupuaa
Makai by konohiki
Hilo by Kalakalaula ahupuaa
Dry land, partially cultivated, no house.

Leleihoku had given him /land/ in 1847; no one had objections.

Kaheenalu, sworn and stated, I have known exactly in the same way as Kapau has related here.

[Award 1294; R.P. 7367; Waikoekoe Hamakua; 3 ap.; 9.4 Acs; See also Awards 1294B & 4111]