Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 02578
Claimant: Hewahewa
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Hawaii
District: Hilo
Ahupuaa: Ponahawai, Ponahoa
Ili: Kawela
Statistics: 2066 characters 341 words
No. 2578, Hewahewa, Hawaiian Islands
N.R. 563v3

Greetings to the Land Commissioners: I, a claimant, hereby set my name and the diagram of my claim:


The place where my lot is at Ponahawai and Punahoa at a place called Kawela. It was from Pekelo and Aikane. Therefore I have a right to this place. Therefore I state truly, and not with deception, that you may ....

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.... ading to the uplands
Makai is Kaapa's lot
Puna is Keaniho's lot.

This is partially enclosed and there is 1 kihapai that is adjoining the makai lot. Petero Kaaipuhi had given Ponahawai by love in 1840; no one has objected to him.

Keaniho sworn: He has known exactly as Kaapa had stated here.

[Award 2578; R.P. 4553 & 4580; Ponahawai Hilo; 1 ap.; 1.82 Acs]