Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 01294B
Claimant: Keau, Nehemia
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Hawaii
District: Hamakua
Ahupuaa: Keaa
Statistics: 4593 characters 814 words
No. [1294B], N. Keau
N.R. 60v3 [See 1294]

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.

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 bound ....

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.... lying on the north to the east of kapuoa. These are the boundaries of this claim. This is the west side of Waikoekoe, adjoining Kanahonua. See the diagram in the claim letter.

N.T. 160v4
No. 1294[B], 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.

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

[Award 1294B; R.P. 7368; Puuopaha Hamakua; 1 ap.; 10.61 Acs; See 1294 for Native Register and Native Testimony documents; See also Award 4111]