Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 00319
Claimant: Kalena
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Maui
District: Lahaina
Ahupuaa: Kelawea, Panaewa
Ili:
Statistics: 2580 characters 432 words
No. 319, Kalena, Lahaina, December 26, 1846
N.R. 79-80v2


Greetings to the Honorable Land Commissioners: I hereby tell you of my houselot at Kelawea in Lahaina. When Kalanimoku was alive, my father-in-law, Kamakapelapela, got this place, and when he died he left it to my wahine as his heir. It was agreed that most of the place which was left was for the two of us.

Therefore this petition to you is for a small edge of this place, which is not mine at this time. It is someone else's and I wish this portion to be returned. This place was formerly made by Hoapili Wahine and she said to me, "If it were not for the lauhalas of Maau it would be proper to return this entire place to you."

Maau died and afterwards the lauhala was finished at this place, therefore I thought this place should be returne ....

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.... r />Makalalau complained to Hoapili-wahine and she asked Maau for that person (Kalena) when this trial is over, Kalena shall be tried.

There was a sale of the north side of that property with Keaka. Keaka's place was acquired by Kalena and Keaka acquired Kalena's place. That was the end of what I have known to have been approved. Hoapili-wahine had given the approval. That concludes my testimony.

Kahookano, sworn, I had heard and from that hearsay, I posed a question.

Kahookano: How was your work?

Answer: That division has been approved.

Kahookano: Where is this section?

Answer: The place which belonged to the old woman.

Kahookano: That is a bad place and how was it given away?

Answer: It was given to Kalena by Hoapili.

[No. 319 not awarded]