Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 06430
Claimant: Kahula, Iosua
Other claimant:
Other name: Kiahahula
Island: Maui
District: Lahaina
Ahupuaa: Paunau, Lahaina
Statistics: 2051 characters 329 words
No. 6430, Kiahahula, February 5, 1848
N.R. 375v6

Greetings to the Land Commissioners: I hereby petition to enter my land claim in the Ahupua`a of Paunau.

There are two land areas named Kuaimanini and Lihue.

I will tell you of the ones from [which] I had `ilis: Makalawelawe, had it from Kaahumanu, and when Makalawelawe died, it passed to Kamanawa; I was under him, and when he was dispossessed the land passed to Kamakino, and I have lived under him until this day in ....

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.... ndaries of which are:
Mauka by Puu's land
Olowalu by (konohiki) Kaohie's land
Makai by konohiki
Kaanapali by Kamanawa.

Land received at the time of Kamehameha I, and Kahula has lived there since that time to the present, no one has objected. One Friday (land) had been from Makalawelawe who is the guardian of Kaahumanu and Kahula has always occupied (this interest).

[Award 6430; R.P. 1868; Paunau Lahaina; 1 ap.; 1.61 Acs; to Iosua Kahula; See also Award 331]