Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 05235
Claimant: Kaapuiki
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Koolauloa, Kona
Ahupuaa: Kaunala, Pauoa
Ili: Kamooakua, Kewalo
Statistics: 2573 characters 421 words
No. 5235, Kaapuiki, Honolulu, January 31, 1848
N.R. 25-26v5

To the President of the Land Commissioners and the other four Commissioners whom the Mo'i has appointed to investigate land titles in the Hawaiian Islands: I hereby state, since I was directed by the Minister of Finance of the Government to tell of my lands from the Mo'i and enter the two claims from the Minister. The names of my lands from the Mo'i are Kamooakua, an 'Ili of Honolulu, and Kaunala, an Ahupua'a, Koolauloa. Those are my lands which were from the Mo'i, my Haku /landlord/, given me by the Minister on the 31st day ....

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.... r a very long time now. I have known Kaunala to be an ahupuaa; I have also known its boundaries.

Kahuku, Waialee, the king's land and also Pahipahialua's land;
Mauka, Kawailoa and Waimea
Waialua, Paumalu
Makai, Kuanala.

The King had given him his land before the death of Kaahumanu I and he has lived there to the time of the Mahele in 1848, then he acquired the land permanently.

Kauia, sworn, We have known alike.

[Award 5235; R.P. 5689 & 7376; Kamooakua Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; 11.5 Acs; R.P. 5689; Kaunala Koolauloa; 1 ap.; 1384 Acs; Kewalo Honolulu Kona; 2 ap.; 11.5 Acs]