Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 04599
Claimant: Hema
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Hawaii
District: Hilo
Ahupuaa: Kaupakuaea
Ili: Kalihi, Waipilo
Statistics: 3096 characters 530 words
No. 4599, Hema, Kaupakuaea, Hilo, January 14, 1848
N.R. 684-685v8

Greetings to the Land Commissioners: I, Adamu Hema, of Kaupakuea, Hilo, have some claims for land in Kaupakuea. The length of my land is 220 fathoms and the width is 88 fathoms. Another land I have is a place with pahoehoe lava, 20 fathoms in circumference. The land is good if it is properly tended.

F.T. 43v5
No. 4599, Hema, Tuesday November 28, 1848, See page 78

Pauaie, sworn deposed, he knows the claim of Hema to be situated on the Ahupuaa Kaupakuea and to consist of two lots.

Lot 1 is situated on the ili Kalihi and is an house lot bounded:
On the west by the konohiki
On the north by a ravine
On the east by the konohiki
On the south by a ravine.

Contains one field and three houses, belonging to him. It is not enclosed.

Lot 2 is situted on the ili Waipilo and bounded:
On the west by Kanekoa's land
On the north by ....

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.... ent on this land of Kaupakuea, & know Hema's claim. The surveys are right. He received the land in olden times just after and year the death of Kamehameha I, from Kapapa and has held it in peace ever since.

N.T. 487-488v4
No. 4599, Hema

Papa, sworn, He has seen in the ili of Kalihi of Kapakuea ahupuaa in Hilo 2 land sections, one section is the ili at Waipilo, 1 the section in Kalihi.

[It is bounded]:
Mauka by konohiki
Hamakua by valley
Puna by valley
Makai by konohiki.
No fence, 1 cultivated kihapai, 3 houses for Hema.

Section 2 - Ili land at Waipilo.
Mauka by Kanekoa's land
Hamakua by Keo's land
Makai by Kapapa's land
Puna by Wahine's land.
1 cultivated kihapai, no house.

Land from Kapapa in 1828, no one has objected to Hema at present.

Kaina, sworn, He has seen this land just as Papa had related here.

[Award 4599; Kaupakuea Hilo; 2 ap.; 14.16 Acs]