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 see this diagram with its dimensions.
Farewell to you all.

F.T. 6v5
No. 2578, Hewahewa

Kaapa, sworn deposed, he knows the land claimed by Hewahewa to be situated partly on the ahupuaa Ponahawai, partly on the Ahupuaa ....

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N.T. 410v4
No. 2598!, Hewahewa, November 8, 1848
[should be 2578]

Kaapa sworn: He has seen in Ponahawai ahupuaa, ½ and in Punahoa ahupuaa ½ of Hilo, Hawaii of the house lot.

Mauka is Lumaina's lot
Hamakua is street leading 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]