Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 06309
Claimant: Kapuniai, Elia
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Kauai
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Koloa, Hikina
Ili: Wailaau, Hakeku
Statistics: 3316 characters 565 words
No. 6309, Kapuniai, Waimea, Kauai, January 22, 1848
N.R. 176v9


To the Land Commissioners: I hereby state my claim for a cultivated kula in the Ahupua`a of Koloa on the island of Kauai. /It has been held/ from when it became ours in the year 1839, until 1848 and we possess it at this time, its diagram is below:

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That is the circumference in fathoms.
Respectfully,
KAPUNIAI


F.T. 98-100v13
No. 6309, E Kapuniai, Claimant

No. 6281

Kaanaana, sworn, I am Lunaauhau of Koloa & I know the land of Claimant lying in Koloa & it consists of three pieces:

No. 1 is cane field in the ili of Wailaau.
No. 2 is large house lot in East Koloa. It is enclosed with a stone wall & it familiarly known as the Pao ....

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.... iver
Hanapepe by Poalima garden/Wana.

Section 2 - Enclosed house lot.
Mauka by leading to Mahaulepu road
Puna by Koloa pasture
Makai by Kaauwaeluna ili
Kona by Maulili.

Section 3 - Called Puhakamano.
Mauka by Dr. Woods land
Puna by Mr. Mosa's cane field
Makai by walk road
Kona by Koloa pasture.

Sections 1 and 2 from Hukiku at the time of Kaikioewa, he has it now, no objections.

Section 3 had been from his wife Keaweamahi in 1839 probably, later it was conveyed to Dr. Wood without Kapuniai's knowledge.

Mika, sworn, he has heard Kaanaana's testimony, it is true and accurate.

[Award 6309; R.P. 7957; Hakeku Koloa Kona; 1 ap.; 20 Acs 1 rood; Wailaau Koloa Kona; 1 ap.; 8 Acs 2 rods; 6281 not awarded]