Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 00150
Claimant: Hikiau
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Honolulu
Ili: Fort St., Nuuanu St.
Statistics: 3888 characters 651 words
No. 150, Hikiau, claimant
F.R. 123v1

1 document in Native Register, page 134

N.R. 134-135v1
No. 150, Hikiau, house lot

I testify truthfully before you, the kindhearted Gathering who listen to the pleas of your population concerning the waiwai paa* /real property/ of your government.

Kindly attend to my testimony herein concerning this place.

At the time when Kamehameha I ruled from Hawaii to Kauai, Kahanaumaikai and Kuihelani were the chiefs on Oahu. A haole, Mi Keaka /Mr. Jack/ was living with a wahine, and had some children. From thence was the occupation by my parents, Hina and Kehena. I was big at that time, and afterwards, my kaikuahine, Pauloa, slept with Kalunaaina. That was the reason Kalunaaina dwelt under my parents. Afterwards, Kalunaaina left Pauloa, and slept with Kahopekapu, but continued to live with my parents, therefore we all lived together in friendship in this lot. However, my parents did not give the lot to Kalunaaina - from this time to this day, this lot was bequeathed to me by my parents forever to the generations and the descendants of my ohana keiki /offshoots/.

In 1839, being the time the road of the city of Honolulu was made, my own houses were broken, a ....

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.... rea of the houses until Paki and the governor came at which time Paki gave Hikiau Boyd's place. When Boyd returned he complained to Paki, so Paki took the land back, and Hikiau went to live there with the brother-in-law but they did not get along well.

It is Hikiau who has the land rights, and not Kalunaaina. Kalunaaina's only interest is his common-law status with Hikiau's sister.

Mahana's sworn testimony: I have known since Kamehameha I and at this time a certain portion was divided and another added on which a house was built. The king himself had given him that land and the old place was apart to this time. Heaka was the paternal parent of William (plural) and when he died, these people lived as cousins and this one's sister lived common law with Kalunaaina; therefore Kalunaaina claimed the property as his, while these people protested for they are the true interests - that is the end of what I have known. Kalunaaina has some houses standing there now and a certain parcel of land has been acquired by a foreigner, George Wilkinson.

It has been postponed for three weeks - then come again.

[Award 150; R.P. 82; Fort St. Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; .05 Ac.; R.P. 650; Nuuanu St. Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; .23 Ac.]