Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 02319
Claimant: Nawai
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Kapalama
Ili: Kahooui, Kaaimano, Kawaipilopilo
Statistics: 10909 characters 1796 words
No. 2319, Nawai, Honolulu, December 27, 1847
N.R. 448v3

To the Land Commissioners, Greetings to you and peace: I hereby tell you of my garden, which is scattered here and there in Kapalama. The name is Manua and it is as follows: on the north, Kahoowi; east, Alapai; south, Kaulu; west, Kaeewaha.

2. There is a small house lot in there with all the things growing on it.

3. Kalanakila is the name. On the north is a dry lo`i, on the east, Kalanakila, on the south, Kaeewaha, on the west, a pig pen. That is my claim in Kapalama and when you call me I will come with
my witnesses.
I am, in peace,

N.T. 89-90v10
No. 2319, Nawai (from page 521, Vol. 14), 5 January. 1851 [See Award 2329B]

Polani, sworn, I have seen his land in Kahooui in Kapalama, Kona, Oahu - 2 land sections.

Section 1 - "Mauna", 2 1/2 patches.
Section 2 - A house site with 2 houses.

Section 1:
Mauka, "Kahooui", koele patch
Honolulu, Alapai's land
Makai, Kupauli's land
Ewa, Kahilahila's land.

Section 2:
Mauka, Kahilahila's land
Honolulu, Konohiki's land
Makai, Kupauli's land
Ewa, Hooliliamanu's land.

Land from Nawai's older brother, Kaukini, at the time Liliha was living at the
Honolulu fort before 1831. He lived a peaceful life but in January. 1852, Kuakini
took the pasture called "Manua" and thinking that it is a koele, he therefore
assessed these patches on the $20.00, - from a dollar to two dollars because
Nawai had refused to pay. So the land was taken without just cause because they
have never been Friday patches or koeles since the time they had been obtained
to the present time, only now I hear they have been poalimas. It is my feeling
that this land is for Nawai because he has always done Friday detail therefore
the konohiki has taken the land away without just cause. Another patch and
house site have been left alone.

I have not seen in the least during the time of Keaumoku to the present time that
this patch had koele, or poalima work done on it. I have seen these patches
as poalimas, "Kanai", Panoheke, Kaaikaula, and Kiuiliuili, these are koele's,
but "Manua" has not been a koele. I think that the konohiki was in error for
taking "Manua" as it had not been a koele always to the present time, it was
Nawai who has lived there always, therefore, the patch should be for him. This
is the first time there is such an opposition! The statements above are true.

Postponed: Until M. Kekuanaoa is available. See page 96, Vol. 10.

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.... ni and Nawai at Manua.

(Question): Have you perhaps seen koele reactivated at that time to the present?

(Answer) I did not see koele reactivated nor did I see the konohiki take that place because that would have been very wrong.

(Question): But you have seen the konohiki's potato mounds which he had as Poalima since the time of Keaniani to the present time (day)?

(Answer): The mounds by the konohiki I had seen in that patch were for the patch, the patch may have been a koele perhaps for the konohiki long ago.

Pahua, sworn, for the konohiki I have seen these patches in question exactly as Umauma has related, however, I have not known, that they had been true koele, but NNaaiakala's tenants had worked on them. Lohiau's own men also did work here, Lohiau had his own patch and so did Pine, six or seven patches perhaps. I have seen Manua, but it looked as if it had not been a koele, however I had known the person who did the cultivation. Kaukini was his name and upon his death the land was passed on to Nawai at the time of Keaniani and he has had it to this day. The land officers will go and see, then make a decision.

N.T. 406v10
No. 2319, Nawai, 22 September 1854

Kaluahine, sworn, I have seen this claim in Kaaimano and Kaulu in Kapalama, Oahu of several taro moos.

Section 1 - Kaaimano taro moo.
Mauka, Monua moo land
Waikiki, Alapai occupies Keane Ana's land
Makai, Kamahiili moo land
Ewa, Palaoanui.

Section 2 - Kaulu, taro moo.
Mauka, konohiki's land
Waikiki, konohiki's land
Makai, Alapai's land
Ewa, konohiki's land.

This land had been given to Kepoo, Nawai's daughter by Kuaikahala while Kinau was yet alive and from Keaniani at the time Kaahumanu was alive. Kepoo lived here till she died in 1853, and this land was transferred to Nahaupia and Kawahi, but Mahaupia died at this time. The land then was transmitted to Emi, his wife and Kawahi, where the heirs are presently living. The claim is for Kepoo, Nawai is her younger sister and Kaukini, the husband of Kepoo is the custodian. It was he who had filed these claims which are his own and those belonging to Kepoo. Nawai's section has been certified previously and this is Kepoo's interest altho' it is by that helu (number). No one has objected to this claim.

Kaainaole, sworn, I have seen Kepoo's claim in Kaaimano and Kaulu in Kapalama in the same way as Kaluahine has related here . No one has objections.

[Award 2319; R.P. 1506; Kaaimano Kapalama Kona;4 ap.; 2.88 Acs; R.P. 2145; Kapalama Kona; 2 ap.; 1.87 Acs; Kawaipilopilo Kapalama Kona; 1 ap.; .09 Ac.]