Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 01553
Claimant: Puunui
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Pauoa
Ili: Kewalu
Statistics: 3281 characters 536 words
No. 1553, Puunui, Kewalo, Honolulu, Honolulu, December 5, 1847
N.R. 158-159v3

To the Honorable Commissioners, Greetings: I hereby tell you of my claims.

The house lot claim is in Honolulu on the Island of Oahu. It is bound-ed on the north by the lot of Keopu and the school house, on the east is the fence, on the south is the pig pen, on the west /the pig pen?/. My lo`i claims are as follows: First lo`i: on the north, the lo`i of Kaiwi, on the east, the lo`i of Keopu, on the south, the lo`i of Kaiwi, on the west, the lo`i of Kaiwi also. Second lo`i: lo`i of Pehu, on the east, the irrigation ditch which flows to Kapaloa, on the south, the lo`i of Kekahuaina, on the west, the lo`i also of Pehu.

The second /sic/ of my lo`i claims is bounded on the north by the lo`i of ....

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.... br />Mauka is Ino
Waikiki, Kuhia' Makai and Ewa, Kahuaina.

4. 1 taro patch:
Mauka is Keawepooole
Waikiki, Keopu; Makai and Ewa, Kaiwi.

Puunui's land is from Ihu, the konohiki, in the year 1838 and Kamakee is the konohiki at this time and living has continued till recently in 1848 Kamakee protested for section II, leaving sections I, III and IV. Kamakee took this land because he thought these patches had originally been Friday patches, so he complained to Hooliamanu and the decision was in Puunui's favor. Again, Kamakee complained, this time to Kekuanaoa and again the decision was for Puunui. All of the patches are with Puunui now.

Haumea, sworn, Our testimonies are similar.

[Award 1553; R.P. 2253; Kewalo Honolulu Kona; 4 ap.; .81 Ac.]