Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 05018
Claimant: Keawe
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Hawaii
District: Hilo
Ahupuaa: Waiakea
Ili: Puahua
Statistics: 1839 characters 307 words
No. 5018, Keawe, Waiakea, Hilo, January 5, 1848
N.R. 698v8


Greetings to the Land Commissioners: I, Keawe, am a claimant of land in Waiakea. I have a right to this land since March 24, 1841 when I occupied it with the good will of the konohiki, Pea. The nature of the land is that a portion of it is good for planting crops, but there is pahoehoe lava rock in various places. On the east it measures 110 fathoms, on the south, 76 fathoms, and those are the sides adjoining another land. On the remaining sides are the water of Wailoa /River/. The witnesses of the transfer of the land to me ....

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.... consists of 2 fields cultivated, but not enclosed. He received it from Pea in the year 1841. His right has never been disputed. Only witness: Kealoha Puhinihini.


N.T. 448v4
No. 5018, Keawe, November 17

Kealoha (wahine), sworn, she has seen in Kuahua ili of Waiakea.

[It is bounded]:
Mauka by Hanahana ili land
Hamakua by konohiki
Puna by Nakai's land
[no makai given].
2 cultivated kihapais, no house

Keawe's land from Onana 1839-1840, no objections.

[Award 5018; R.P. 1913; Waiakea Hilo; 1 ap.; .24 Ac.]