Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 01899
Claimant: Opunui
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Koolaupoko
Ahupuaa: Kaneohe
Ili: Puuiki, Kaluapuhi, Pakui
Statistics: 3643 characters 554 words
No. 1899, Opunui
N.R. 291v3


Land Commissioners, House of the Privy Council, Greetings: I, the undersigned claimant, hereby state that my land at Puuiki, an 'ili in Kaneohe, has two lo'i, bounded on the east by the land of Kamakahi, on the west by a kula, on the south by the land of Kaea, on the north by the land of Nakahuna. I have ten lo'i adjoining the land of Kuhonu, bounded on the east by the land of Nakahuna, on the west and north by a stream, on the south by a kula.
OPUNUI X, His mark
December 17, 1847


F.T. 71-72v11
No. 1899, Opunui

Palau, Hoohikiia, Ua ike a'u i kona aina ma Kaneohe, Koolaupoko.

Apana 1. Elua loi ma ka ili o Pakuia
Apana 2. 9 loi [a me] kula ma ka ili o Kaluapuhi.
Apana 3. 1 loi ma ka ili o Kaluapuhi..

Apana 1. Penei na palena:
Mauka ka ili aina o Puuiki
Koolauloa ko Nakahuna aina< ....

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.... this piece. The claimant said he would withdraw his claim to No. 1. Nos 2 & 3 he received from Kahonu in the year 1845, and his possession has never been disputed.

Mehekulu, sworn, verified the evidence of Palau.


N.T. 51-52v10
No. 1899, Opunui (from page 12, Vol. 11), 25 September 1851

Lilipuni, sworn, I have seen Opunui's house lot in the ili of Waikalua in Kaneohe, Koolaupoko. Oahu - 1 section.

Mauka, Huluhulu's land
Kailua, Waikalua Stream
Makai, Stone wall
Heeia, Palau's house lot

Opunui's land from Kaleipulaa at the time of Kamehameha I and he has lived there to the present time without disputes.

Huluhulu, sworn, I have known in the same way as Lilipuni has related. I have known the authencity of Opunui's claim in the place.

[Award 1899; R.P. 972; Kaneohe Koolaupoko; 3 ap.; 3.85 Acs]