Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 05053
Claimant: Kunaku
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Molokai
District: Koolau
Ahupuaa: Wailau
Ili: Kuele
Statistics: 2330 characters 385 words
No. 5053, Kunaka, Waialua, Molokai
N.R. 147-148v7


I, the one whose name is below, hereby state to you, the Commissioners to quiet land titles, my claim for my mo`o in the `ili of Kuele, Ahupua`a of Kupeke. Its name is Mookahi and it is on the Island of Molokai, Hawaiian Islands.

There are some lo`i and the kula. The lo`i are 33 fathoms long by 8 fathoms wide. My kula land which I have fenced is 10 fathoms long by 8 fathoms wide. The size of my place where I live is 10 fathoms long by 6 fathoms wide.

My mo`o is bounded by Kino&apos ....

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.... koa in the year 1840 and he has held quiet possession of it up to this time. The konohiki has two kalo patches in this land.

Kahaolekaukau, sworn, confirms in full the testimony of the former witness.


N.T. 190v6 [also page 111]
No. 5053, Kunaku, Wailau, Koolau, May 31, 1842

Moo - Kuele.

[It is bounded]:
Mauka by Keino
Manae by Makea
Makai by Mahina
Malalo by pali

Year 1840 - permanent - 2 poalimas are there.

[Award 5053; R.P. 2303, Kuele Wailau Koolau; 1 ap.; .48 Ac.]