Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 02893
Claimant: Keliiopunui
Other claimant:Kaailauhala, oppose
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Kalihi
Ili: Haunapo
Statistics: 4105 characters 679 words
No. 2893, Keliiopunui, Kalihi, Oahu, December 23, 1847
N.R. 681v3

To the President of the Commissioners, Greetings to you all, the Commissioners who Quiet Land Titles: As in the new law enacted in 1845 and in effect at this time as understood by me, I, the one whose name is below, have six lo`i and a kula in the ahupua`a of Kalihi. The `ili where I live is Haunapo, and the landlord is Kaailauhala. We are the tenants and hold it at this time. I state this truthfully to you, the Commissioners who quiet land titles. With thanks, your very humble servant,

N.T. 702v3
No. 2893, Keliiopunui, December 5, 1850

Auakolio, sworn, I had written his claim and had given it to Kaauwai in 1847 and I have seen his land at Haunapo in Kalihi - 2 sections of land.

1. 6 patches - The boundaries are:
Mauka, land of Kahunahana
Waikiki, land of Kahunahana
Waikiki, land of Kahalehau
Makai, land of Haupu
Ewa, land of Adams. ....

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.... was understood that this was his land. The pasture is for the konohiki.

Kahunahana, sworn, I have known in the same way as has been stated above. The pasture land has been a poalima since the time of Liholiho to the time of the death of Kaailauhala in 1849, now they are taking the konohiki's place away from him without his approval. The konohiki's patches have been left alone.

N.T. 222-223v10
No. 2710, Haupu, 29 April 1853
No. 2893, Keliiopunui

P. Naone, sworn, on 11 August 1851. Kalawaia came to me with a complaint against Haupu and Keliipunui for payment of konohiki work days because these men had failed to report for work. He requested a demand for payment. When I made inquiries into the situation the two men asked to pay their individual obligation of ten dollars with these places and both parties agreed to the plan in my presence which concluded that work on that day.

[Award 2893; R.P. 6382; Haunapo Kalihi Kona; 1 ap.; .31 Ac.]