The Great Mahele: Hawaii's Land Division of 1848
This is a book for attorneys, real estate brokers, students, government agencies, and anyone interested in Hawaiian history. Summarizing succinctly the events that led to the end of the feudal system of land tenure in the Islands, the author presents the reader with a clear and informative account of this important reform.Every landowner in Hawaii should be knowledgeable about the Great Mahele, an understanding of which is needed to avoid confusion about land titles and property divisions.
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Ancient Land System
Map of Oahu showing districts
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Facsimile of Land Commission Award
The Great Mahele
Facsimile of title page of The Mahele Book
Facsimile of pages from The Mahele Book
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Crown and Government Lands
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21 Hawaii ahupuaa Atcherly awards issued Bishop Board of Commissioners Boundaries of Kapoino Carter chiefs and konohikis Commis Commissioners To Quiet commutation Crown Lands cultivated December 16 division enacted fee simple file their claims forever Government Lands Harris Hawaii 60 Hawaii 88 Hawaiian Government Hawaiian Islands heirs hereby high chiefs Hilo Honolulu House of Nobles Kakaako Kanaina Kapiolani Estate Kauai Keelikolani King Kamehameha King Kamehameha III Konohiki Lands konohikis who participated Kuleana Lands kupono Lahaina Land Commission Award land system lands confirmed lands in fee Laws of Hawaii legislature lesser konohikis Mahele Book Mahele of 1848 Majesty Kamehameha Matters of Estate Meek minister of interior Molokai native tenants Oahu Papaikou Sugar portion present their claims Principles Adopted Privy Council Records Quiet Land Titles quitclaimed receive awards Revised Laws rights of native statute supra Supreme Court tenant-commoners Territory Territory of Hawaii Thurston unimproved value waii warrior chiefs