Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 05111
Claimant: Kaniho
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Hawaii
District: Hilo
Ahupuaa: Paukaa
Ili: Makaliilii
Statistics: 2310 characters 391 words
No. 5111, Kaniho, Paukaa, Hilo, Hawaii, January 15, 1848
N.R. 701v8

Greetings to the Land Commissioners at Honolulu, Island of Oahu: I hereby state my claim for land which was received from my makuas. The land is 280 fathoms by 280 fathoms. Here is this other thing which I state to you, O Commissioners to quiet land titles, the persons who are under the authority of the Government, and of God: it is my house lot, where I built my house and made a fence. It is 40 fathoms by 40 fathoms. I received the right to this house lot from the konohiki.
KA ....

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.... site.
Mauka by Palapala's land
Hamakua by Paaoao's land
Makai by beach
Puna by valley.
1 house for Kaniho, no fence, 1 kihapai.

Section 2 - Ili land, Kamakaliilii.
Mauka by street
Hamakua and Makai by konohiki
Puna by Government Land.
1 Cultivated kihapai.

Land from Nihi, Kaniho has lived there since Kamehameha I, and no one has objected to him.

Aheakalani, sworn, He has seen this land exactly as Makaula has stated here.

[Award 5111; R.P. 4660; Paukaa Hilo; 1 ap.; 2.19 Acs]