Māhele Book

The māhele, or division of lands between Kamehameha III, the chiefs, and the konohiki was authorized by the Privy Council in December 1847.  The māhele is a single transaction that commenced on January 28, 1848 and ended on March 7, 1848.  The transaction is recorded in the Buke Kakau Paa no ka mahele aina i Hooholoia i waena o Kamehameha III a me Na Lii a me na Konohiki ana, commonly referred to as the Māhele Book.  Below are images of the title page and the first page.  Click here to view the entire Māhele Book.

Mahele Book title page

Mahele Book page 1