Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 01677
Claimant: Pao
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Kalihi, Kalihi uka
Ili: Kaluaopalena, Keahupuaa
Statistics: 3409 characters 501 words
No. 1677, Pao, December 11, 1847
N.R. 204-206v3


Honorable Land Commissioners, House of the Privy Council, Greetings: I, the undersigned, hereby state my land claim for taro land, and adjoining kula, and some lo`is which "jump" in another person's place, which are in this claim of which I am telling you, and some mountain valleys which pertain to this claim. It is situated in the `ili of Kaluaopalena in Kalihi on Oahu on that side of Kalihi uka. Kaunuohua is the landlord. Its boundaries are: on the north, a land for another man, Nawauke, east, a land for Kamoho, south, a land for L. Ilipaka, west, a po`alima for Kaunuohua. Jumping to another place are eighteen lo`i. Sixteen lo`i are on the northwest of this claim. Those boundaries have been described, one lo`i is in the land of Kaohele, one lo`i is in another ....

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.... them undisturbed to the present time.

Kelelaukea, sworn, confirmed the above testimony.


N.T. 481-482v3
No. 1677, Pao, October 15, 1849

Kaia, sworn, I have seen his land at Kaluaopalena in Kalihi - 3 land sections.

[No.] 1. 14 taro patches:
Mauka, Manini
Waikiki, Kaunuohua
Makai, my land
Ewa, Kaunuohua.

[No.] 2. 1 taro patch:
Mauka and Waikiki, Kauwalu
Makai, Ilipaka
Ewa, Kaunuohua.

[No.] 3. 1 taro patch:
Mauka, Kalohe
Waikiki, Kaunuohua
Makai, Kuahine, Keaomakani.

Pao's land is from Kaunuohua received at the time of Kamehameha I and he has lived peacefully to this day; no one has objected.

Kaililaukea: Our testimonies are similar; no one has objected.

[Award 1677; R.P. 1497; Kaluaopalena Kalihi Kona; 3 ap.; 2.48 Acs]