Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 04541
Claimant: Aarona
Other claimant:Kaiwinui, wife
Other name: Aalona
Island: Molokai
District: Kona, East
Ahupuaa: Halawa
Ili: Puupa, Kuu, Nininini
Statistics: 4240 characters 706 words
No. 4541, Aarona
N.R. 2-3v7

Greetings to the Land Commissioners: We have a claim in the `Ili in the Ahupua`a of Halawa on the Island of Molokai. The name of this `Ili is Puupa. The name of the mauka `Ili is Kii, for Kaahui The pali of Puupa is above, and the muliwai is below. I occupied this claim from ancient times; it was given by Paia, the konohiki of Halawa, to my makuas. They are gone, and I have inherited this `ili and have it until this very time. Our new konohiki is Timoteo. We have occupied and cultivated this land from that time until this day, and I go to the po`alima work days. This is taro land and also kula land. Its length is 187 /?/ and its width is 115 /?/.

I hereby request that if this claim is found valid, it will be awarded to me forever.
The witnesses: Inui, Peleleu
Halawa, Island of Molokai, January 1848

F.T. 52v6
5012, Kahaneui, 4541, Aarona

Kahanenui claims ili Puupa, kalo & kula.

Mauka, Kamai
Moakea. Pali

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.... I, and he had quiet possession of the land until his death, when it was inherited by his son. At this time, the Konohiki is disputing the kula. The Konohiki has 5 lo'i in this apana.

T. Keaweiwi (Deputy Konohiki), sworn, The testimony of the prev-ious witness is confirmed.

F.T. 27v16
No. 4541, Aarona, no Halawa

Ua anaia e A. Bishop, aole nae i loaa kona palapala.

N.T. 177v6 [also page 98]
No. 4541, Aarona, No. 5012, Kahananui

Inherited land from parents, 5 poalimas.

Puupa ili in Halawa.

Section 1 - Taro pasture.
Mauka by Kamai
Moakea by Moa
Koolau by river

Section 2 - Nininini ili.
Mauka by Lamakea
Moakea by pali
Makai by Naainaelua
Koolau by river.

N.T. 27v16
No. 5012, Kahananui of Halawa.
No. 4541 Aarona of Halawa

This has been surveyed by A. Bishop, but he has no document.

[Award 4541; No. R.P. Puupa, Halawa; 2 ap.; 1.15 Acs]