Kepā Maly and Onaona Pomroy Maly completed a review of all the original land title records of the Hawaiian Kingdom recorded during the Māhele ‘Āina (Land Division) between the years 1847 and 1855. For the first time, all of the Māhele records have been compiled in one collection, and the original Hawaiian-language documents of the Native Register and Testimony collections were translated by Kepā Maly for this program. The results provide readers with significant documentation coming from those who lived on and knew the land in a traditional manner. The Māhele documents describe land use, residency, and the practices of the families of Honouliuli and its smaller land subdivisions. With this information, we are able better to understand the history and cultural landscape of Honouliuli. While much has changed in the last 170 years, the spirit of place, the named places, and lives of those who came before us are still present on the land. Their history adds value to our own lives and community.

Helu 5653 C: The Claim of Kalauli

Claimant: Kalauli
Location: ‘Ili of Polapola, Hiwalalo, Kamalua, and Puaaluu
Recorded at: Honouliuli
Status: Not awarded

Native Testimony Kalauli’s case.

Kalauli came forth and made oath that his application had been duly written out by Maakuia. The application was entered into the Commissioner’s office in Honolulu for the claim.

Kalaoa Sworn. I know his land, 3 parcels of land.

Helu 5653 B: The Claim of Kanehekili

Claimant: Kanehekili
Location: ‘Ili of Poohilo and Kamookahi (Mookahi)
Recorded at: Honouliuli
Status: Awarded; Royal Patent 6827 

Native Testimony Kanehekili’s case.

Kanehekili came forwards and made an oath that his claim had been written by Maakuia, though his claim had dropped. Therefore it was agreed that his claim would be entered.