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1848, Hawaii Public Lands, The Mahele Book
The Mahele Book: one vol., ms., scanned copy of original volume held by the Hawaii State Archives. (The House of Nobles and Representatives meeting
under King Kamehameha III in its session of 1846-47 passed landmark legislation allowing for the introduction of a western land tenure system to
replace the former system under which all lands in Hawaii were the personal property of the king, the use of which was distributed to his principal
supporters and their dependents at the inauguration of each monarchy. The legislation also established a Board of Land Commissioners to implement the law’s
intent by distributing the lands of the kingdom accordingly. The Commission undertook its work of the division {mahele} of the lands among the king and
his subjects during 1848. The “Mahele Book” is the record of the Board’s decisions and thus forms the basis of all subsequent property claims in
Title:   Buke kakau paa no ka mahele aina i hooholoia iwaena o Kamehameha III a me na lii a me na konohiki ana Hale Alii, Honolulu, Ianuari, 1848.
OCLC Number:   777824242
Available Volumes
NameFiche CountOnlinePaper Backup
Volume 1YesNo