Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 02954
Claimant: Hopu
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Maui
District: Hana
Ahupuaa: Wananalua
Statistics: 5046 characters 940 words
No. 2954, Hopu
N.R. 20-21v6

To the Land Commissioners: I hereby state /my claim for/ my land at Wananalua. On the north side is the land of Mahoe, on the east side is the Government Road, on the south side is the land of Wahie, on the mauka side of the land of Kepoo ma. This land was given me by Wahie who is the konohiki of Wananalua at this time. My land has been enclosed by stone wall on three sides for the sum of $50. I desire to secure this land for myself and my heirs.

I am a person who knows that this land is for Hopu, as aforesaid.
ULUNAHELE, the konohiki in residence
I am also a witness.
December 29, 1847

F.T. 214v8
Cl. 2954, Hopu, Hana June 13th 1849

Kawainui, sworn, I know the land of Hopu. It is a lot in Wananalua, given to him from Wahie in 1842.

Mauka by the land of Mr. Lindgren
Koolau by the same
Makai by Highway
Kipahulu by the land of Wahie.

No one has disputed his title except that a part was included in the survey of Mr. Fixsen, and planted with cane. A piece of wall was the bound on the mauka side.

F.T. 76-77v16
No. 2954, Hopi, Wanana ....

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.... therefore it was not taken. From 1846 sugar cane was planted in half of this lot and it grows there until now, and Hopu has a portion of this lot at this time, and he continues to dispute this until the present and he is thinking of enclosing his claim, and refusing to sell the people his place.

Pahili, sworn, Confirms Kawao's testimony, saying there were many other witnesses whose knowledge of this was the same.

Question the office of Keoni Ana, the Minister of the Interior concerning this claim.

Hopu appeared in person and stated: "I do not wish to convey a portion of this apana.

N.T. 345-346v5
No. 2954, Hopu, June 13, 1849

Kawainui, sworn, He has seen Hopu's interest at Wananalua ahupuaa, a land interest which has been enclosed with a stone wall except for one side. Wahie had given this land in 1842. no objections.

Mauka by Manuahi's land
Koolau by Mahoe's land
Makai by Missionary land/road
Kipahulu by Wahie's land.

No one has objected except the foreigner, Manuahi and a half of this lot has been taken and planted with sugar cane.

[Award 2954; R.P. 2347; Wananalua Hana; 1 ap.; 13.11 Acs]