Haalelea vs. Montgomery: Olelo Hooholo a ka Ahakiekie

Below is a Hawaiian-language report on the Haalelea vs. Montgomery proceedings entitled “Olelo Hooholo a ka Ahakiekie. O Levi Haalelea kue Daniel Montgomery” that was published in the newspaper Ka Hae Hawaii.

Hoakaka ae la ka Lunakanawai o Robertson i ka manao hooholo o ka Aha, penei:

Ke hoopii mai nei o Haalelea, i mea e maopopo ai ke kuleana o ka honu ia ana i hoopaapaaia e ka mea kue e D. Montgomery, a e loaa paha ia ia kona poino no kona hoole ia aole make hopu ia ma kauwahi o Montgomery, ma Puuloa i Oahu nei.

Fishery Rights at Pu‘uloa

Levi Ha‘alelea brought suit against Daniel Montgomery in 1858 in the matter of fishery rights at Honouliuli. The following argues that Montgomery does not own exclusive rights to the fishing grounds off Puuloa, and thus tenants of Honouliuli are entitled to fish in those waters.

Pa‘akai: Salt Making, 1852–1922

The making of pa‘akai—sea salt—was one of the significant traditional practices associated with the coastal lands of Honouliuli. There are a number of Māhele claims by native tenants of the larger Pu‘uloa land division for salt-making sites. While no specific claim was identified for the wetland or shoreline zone within the Hoakalei program area, it is reasonable to assume that the making of pa‘akai was done in the area.

Village Planned for Puuloa Peninsula

The following account was entitled “Village Planned for Puuloa Peninsula.” In the fashion of the day, it carried several subtitles, including “Immense and promising scheme of the Dowsett estate,” “Arrangements for quiet retreat,” “To occupy a mile of land almost facing Pearl Harbor,” “Material for short railway arrives,” and “By Claudine—Handsome Boulevard—Branch railroad—boating, Fishing and other attractions.” Among the things planned for the village are a railway, a tree-shaded boulevard, and boating and bathing facilities.

Dedication of the Puuloa Church

The article below, published in 1901, is entitled “Dedication of Puuloa Church.” Following the fashion of the day, the article carried several subtitles, including “Does not owe a cent,” “Puuloa Church is dedicated to God,” “Contributions were generous,” and “A deficit of $170 raised before the consecration—Liliuokalani present.” The money raised for the construction of the church was short because it turned out to cost more than expected. Some dignitaries were present at the dedication, whose generous donations were able to cover the extra cost.