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Claim Number: 01731
Claimant: Kaaua
Other claimant:
Other name: Kaawa
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Kapalama
Ili: Kawaawa, Kamaihi, Kanahiili
Statistics: 3554 characters 558 words
No. 1731, Kaaua
N.R. 231-232v3


To the Land Commissioners, Greetings and the peace of God: I, the undersigned, hereby tell of my claim for land in the `ili of Kamaihiili at Kapalama, Island of Oahu. One lo`i and two irrigation ditches are on the east of the large irrigation ditch. One lo`i and one irrigation ditch are on the west, making a total of five of my land claims. My house lot is at Piliamoo at the circumference of Hooliliamanu, /which I had/ before the law was enacted.
KAAUA X, His mark
December 10, 1847 [1731


F.T. 168v3
No. 1731, Kaaua

Kaiwi, sworn, This land is in Kamahiili, Palama, kalo and kula.

1 house lot fenced, 1 house
Mauka & the other points, enclosed by Hooliliamanu's land.

2. Kalo, 3 patches:
Mauka, Kilauea
Honolulu also
Makai, Nakai
Ewa, Kipauli.

3.Kalo land, no plants.
Kewelo Mauka
Puakini is Honolulu
Kaaumoa is makai
Iimi is Ewa.

Claimant had these lands from Kekuanoa before 1839 and has held them undisturbed to this time.

Kala, sworn, knew all the facts and that the testimony as above was true.


N.T. 493-494v3 ....

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.... aalilio's corpse and before the death of Wm. Richards in 1847. Kaaua had had the land to this day without disputes. An old koele it is also in this claim named Kamaihiili and this had been done by Keeaumoku during the time of Kamehameha I and it continued to the time of Kalaikoa at Kapalama. Kalaikoa did give land to Kainiki at the time mentioned above and since that time to the present, the tenant has had this claim. It is a clear title because of the length of his time. I am the supervising konohiki for all of these Kapalama lands since long ago. I am a native of this land, I have always lived here and so have Kainiki and Kaaua. I have never done koele here neither have any other overseer since the day Kainiki had received the land to this day; therefore, he has a true title. I have no objections for this koele patch. The tenant has always had it and for a long time. Kaiui was in error about the time Kainiki had received the land, I have the truth just as I have related it. There have been no oppositions there and the konohiki has no claim.

[Award 1731; R.P. 2845; Kawaawa Kapalama Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; .07 Ac.; Kamaihi Kapalama Kona; 1 ap.;.87 Ac.]