Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 00195
Claimant: Kamahiai
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Honolulu
Ili: Kawaiahao
Statistics: 2470 characters 375 words
No. 195, Kamahiai, claimant
F.R. 133v1

1 document copied in Native Register, page 159

N.R. 159
No. 195, Kamahiai

Greetings to William Richards and the Land Commissioners: I, Kamahiai, hereby state my house lot claim at this salt-encrusted place of Kawaiahao; the truth is as follows:

This portion of land was idle - there were no houses and no people; no one living nearby. Hanawahine, however, lived some distance away. Because I saw this was a separate place with no house lots, I built myself a house and lived there and made the house lots and have continued to ....

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.... od and stated, "I have seen this place which is at Kawaiahao in Honolulu here. The lot has been fenced, there is an adobe, a grass hut, also a well. I had seen him living there in the year 1837 and no one has ob-jected. The boundaries are:

a pathway to Kalia on the mountainside
a road between his lot and the missionaries' house on the Ewa side
Puhikakaina's lot on the oceanside
the road between his lot and the ponds is on the Waikiki side

and he has always lived there peacefully to this day."

[Award 195; R.P. 1762; Kawaiahao Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; .39 Ac.]