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Claim Number: 01930
Claimant: Kaaea
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Manoa
Ili: Puulena
Statistics: 5086 characters 840 words
No. 1930, Kaaea
N.R. 300v3

To the Land Commissioners, Honolulu: I hereby explain my claim:
Kahuna was above and we were below, and when he died it went to Kalua and I was under, then he was dispossessed and it went to Palimoo and we were under, still. I have taro and a half lo`i on the south, a small parcel of kula, and a house lot. Finished.
Puulena, Manoa

F.T. 227-228v3
Cl. 1930, Kaea

Paaluhi, sworn, This land is in Pulena, Manoa, consisting of 3 kalo patches, kula & house.

Mauka, Palimoo
Waialae, my land
Makai, Napuaa
Honolulu, stream.

Claimant had this from Kaunohua, time of Boki & has held it undisputed till 1847, when Kaunohua took awaykalo patch and some kula land. Claimant died this year, leaving it to Nawe, his wife and child. Palemo retains the part seized. Claimant does the weekly work for government. And always did it well as far as I know.

Aiia, sworn, confirmed the above. Claimant was an old man, and being feeble I think might account for part being taken.

N.T. 554-555v3
No. 1930, Kaaea (see page 657), 27 November 1849

Paaluhi, sworn, I have seen his land at Puulena in Manoa.

Section 1 - 3 taro patches, 1 pasture and a house.
Mauka, Palinoo's land
Waialae, My place
Makai, Napua's land
Honolulu, A stream.

He continuously lived there from the time of Poki to the time Kaunuohua was near death in 1847, probably. A half of a patch was taken from him without cause. Kaaea who had owned this interest has died and his wife Nauwe has it, where both she and his son areliving now, for they are the heirs of ....

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.... time we had tilled it recently in 1847 under the supervision of the konohiki. The harvest was sold for the cash and the money was given to Kaunuohua. I have not known when he first had lived there; however, I have heard Kaiama had given him his land.

Kaiwi, sworn, I am a husbandman for the land of Puulena and it is true we had worked on that patch just as Puaiole has just related here, but I have not known the time Kaaea had lived there nor who had given him his land. The boundaries of that said patch I have known.

Mauka and Waikiki, the konohiki's patch
Makai, Friday patch
Ewa, a stream.

Kaohimaunu, sworn, I have seen this patch which is at Puulena in Manoa. Kaiama cultivated it and bargained his goods derived from the patches of the konohiki well. Poki had come and when he had recognized this good work, he commented, "Do work for the satisfaction of the chief; here are your three patches." These are those patches over which there is a dispute. In the year 1835, this land was given to Kaiama permanently and he had managed it to 1838. He died at this time and this land was bequested to Kaaea, his young brother, where he is living since that time. Kaunuohua began to cultivate this land with the konohiki people in 1847 without Kaaea's approval and when the yield had reached maturity, the cash derived from it was divided in one-half between Kaaea and Kaunuohua. That is what I have known.

On this 26th day of February 1853, a decision was passed by G. M. Robertson, J. Ii and J. Kekaulahao: Kaaea's claim no. 1930 is correct and shall be confirmed.

[Award 1930; R.P. 2589; Puulena Manoa Kona; 2 ap.; 1.77 Acs]