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Claim Number: 00073
Claimant: Unauna
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Kona, Waialua
Ahupuaa: Honolulu, Kumalie o kai
Ili: Puowaina or Punchbowl St., Helemano
Statistics: 5993 characters 1046 words
No. 73, Unauna, claimant
F.R. 85v1

1 document copied in Native Register, page 86

N.R. 86v1
No. 73, Unauna, Honolulu, June 12, 1846

I hereby petition you, the Land Commissioners, for the house lot of my makuahine, Kauahine. This lot was given to me, and her land of Helemano, the upland of Kumalie o kai, at Waialua, Oahu. The house lot is in Honolulu. It was taken by the Honorable Governor,hence the petition to return the kuleana of this poor weak little man with numerous children. This lot is /bounded/ on the east by Kukiiahu's lot, on the south by the lot of Uilama Makaamo /William Bacle/, north by the road which goes from Kahehuna to Kinimaka's place. The length on the south is 40 yards, 2 feet four inches, the width on the east, 17 yards, the length on the north, 41 yards, the width on the west, 25 yards.

I settled Wahinenui, the kaikaina of my makuahine, and her kane, on this lot, and on the land, and the taro patches, and my keiki, Kaniu's house is on this land. My makuahine occupied it when I went and when I returned it was to be returned to me, however, it is not so at this time. This is my message to you.
Farewell to you all

F.T. 73-74v1
Claim No. 73, Unauna, August 25

Honokaupu, sworn deposed, Witness' Mother and her husband named Piinoku were living about 20 years ago on the Premises of claimant in Honolulu. After that his mother went to Maui he does not ....

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.... hat Unauna hd been living here when Kinau was alive. Later she went with Governor M. Kekuanaoa to Kauai.

Kaauwai's sworn testimony: I have heard from Unauna's mother of her (mother's) interest in this land. This right which we have to live here is the interest she had obtained when she came here and lived on this idle land. No one else gave her this property. She resided here until Unauna asked our mother (here) to go to Maui and Unauna came to Oahu (here) to live on a house lot and land under the control of Kinau.

Kalaniheana's sworn testimony: The brother-in-law of Waiolama had the property Helemano in Waialua, Oahu. This is how Waiolama obtained his land from Namahana. Waiolama was much favored of the kings. They were partial to him for his chanting. After Keeaumoku had died, one day Waiolama had pity on his canoes which were sitting out in the hot sun. He went to get some shingles and carried them back on his back for his canoes. He returned to see Namahana and when Namahana had learned how he received streaks on his neck by carrying the house shingles for his canoes on his back, Namahana had compassion for Waiolama. This caused Namahana to give the land Helemano in Waialua to Waiolama. He immediately occupied the land and lived there permanently. That is how he received his interest in that property in the year of the cholera. This is what I have seen.

[Award 73; R.P. 582; Puowaina Punchbowl St. Honolulu; 1 ap.; .20 Ac.; `