The following is from the records of the Boundary Commission. It is an application of A. A. Haalelea, who owns the ahupua‘a of Honouliuli, and it designates the boundaries of the ahupua‘a.
To the Honorable W. P. Kamakau
Commissioner Boundaries for the Island of Oahu, one of the Hawaiian Islands.
The undersigned applicant represents that she is the owner of the Ahupuaa called Honouliuli, situated in the District of Ewa, Island of Oahu aforesaid; that the same was awarded by name to Mikahela Kekauonohi, dec’d. by Land Commission Award No. 11216; – that the same has not been awarded by the Land Commission, patented or conveyed by Deed from the King by boundaries described in such award, patent or Deed; and therefore she respectfully requests that the boundaries of said Ahupuaa may be settled by Your Honorable Commission, and to that end makes this application to have the boundaries of said land decided and certified by you as Commissioner of Boundaries as aforesaid.
Pursuant to the statute, the Undersigned applicant represents that the name of the land is Honouliuli, in the District of Ewa, Island of Oahu, one of the Hawaiian Islands; that the following are the names of the adjoining lands, and the names of the owners of the same, so far as known to the undersigned applicant, to wit. “Waianae” – Crown Land; “Nanakuli” – Crown Land; “Pouhala,” owned by J. Robinson; “Waikakalaua” – Crown Land in possession of J. Robinson; “Hoaeae,” owned by J. Robinson; “Waikele,” owned by K. Komoikehuehu; “Waipio,” owned by Estate John Ii, deceased; “Halawa,” owned by Dowager Queen Emma.
That the undersigned applicant is unable to give a general description of the boundaries claimed, other than as to lands bordering on the Ahupuaa of Honouliuli, but intends to have filed with the Honorable Commission a full survey and plot of the said land upon which she intends to adduce proof as to the Boundaries of said land.
A. A. Haalelea
By her Attorney at Law,
R. H. Stanley
Honolulu, June 23, 18731
Below is a supplement to the application from R. H. Stanley, on behalf of Haalelea.
Honolulu, June 24th 1873
Hon. W. P. Kamakau
Commissioner of Boundaries for the Island of Oahu,
Herewith please find under cover “Memoranda on the Boundaries of Honouliuli” as furnished by Mr. Alexander, Government Surveyor; which please annex as part and parcel of application delivered you yesterday.
So soon as the Survey now in progress is completed, full field notes together with a plot or map of the Boundaries of Honouliuli, as claimed, will be furnished.
I am, Very Respectfully
Your Obdt Svt.
R. H. Stanley
Attorney for Mrs. A. A. Haalelea
owner of the Ahupuaa of Honouliuli.
The memorandum below was filed with the above supplement on the same day, June 24, 1873. It describes the boundaries between Honouliuli and the adjacent lands.
Memoranda on the Boundary of Honouliuli.
1. The boundary between this land and Hoaeae was first surveyed by J. Metcalf May 29, 1848, and the “Kula” of Hoaeae was awarded to L. Rees by this survey.
See Award 193, Volume 1, p. 536.
Starting from a stake at makai S.W. corner of Hoaeae at Kaulu, Metcalf’s survey runs as follows:
I. – North 45° 30’ W. 54 chains – 54.20 in orig. field book – 13 3/12 feet to a point in the old road on mauka side of gulch near mauka N.W. corner of Namauu’s land.
(from a long stone in the wall at mauka N.W. angle of Namauu’s land, it is N. 72 1/2° W. 7.30 ch. to the above mentioned point in the old road)
II. Thence N. 47° 15’ W. 42.90 ch. to a rock by the road called Pohaku Palahalala.
III. Thence N. 29° 45’ W. 29.30 ch. to a stone marked × by the road.
IV. Thence N. 31° 15’ W. 71 ch. to rock marked + by the road;
V. Thence N. 33° 15’ W. 97.30 ch. to a large wiliwili tree;
VI. Thence N. 44° 45’ W. 57.40 ch. to old Kukui tree;
VII. Thence N. 29° 30’ W. 64.20 ch. to a pile of stones on North upper bank of Ekahanui gulch;
VIII. Thence N. 32° 15’ E. 45.30 ch. along Lihue to a Kukui tree marked A in clump of Kukui trees;
IX. Thence N. 36° 15’ E. 55.30 chains along Lihue to a large Kukui tree, marked B, at bottom ledge of Waikele gulch (Manawaielelu in field book) at mauka N.W. corner of Hoaeae.
2. The boundary of Honouliuli next follows the line between it and the Ili of Pouhala in the Ahupuaa of Waikele or more particularly, that part of Pouhala which belonged to the heirs of Luluhiwalani, and now belongs to J. Robinson. This part of Pouhala was conveyed to them by Royal Patent 4486, by a survey made by J. H. Sleeper in March 1859. His survey was made independently of Metcalf’s survey of the adjoining land of Hoaeae, and I have not ascertained how well they agree. As near as I can ascertain the boundary between Pouhala and Lihue according to Sleeper’s survey would be as follows: –
(X. – N. 26 1/4° W. 4.07 ch.
XI. N. 24 1/4° W. 31.17 ch.
XII.) N. 25 1/4° W. 15.61 ch. to rock at the western corner of this Pouhala.
3. Honouliuli next borders on a portion of Pouhala which belongs to his Majesty, being a Crown land. I know of no survey of it.
4. The next land bordering on Honouliuli is Waikakalaua, a Crown Land. By an old survey made in 1846, the boundary between Waikakalaua and Lihue runs as follows, beginning at the corner of Pouhala: N. 30° W. 37 chains; N. 23° W. 24.35 ch.; N. 23 1/2° W. 27.87 ch. to corner of Waianae and Waikakalaua.
5. The boundary of Waianae has been described by natural landmarks in a decision made by the Boundary Commissioner, W. P. Kamakau, Sept. 4, 1869.
6. A survey was made of the land of Nanakuli which is a subdivision of Waianae bordering on Honouliuli by William Webster. Mr. Coney has a copy of his map.2
1Boundaries of the Ahupuaa of Honouliuli, Oahu, Boundary Commission Volume 1, p. 131–133.