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Keauhou ( new current) 

Kamehameha III (Kauikeauoli) was born here around 1813.

In the 1200ʻs lava flow from vent on Hualalai entered the ocean on the north side of the present bay. All the other lava flows in the vicinity of the bay date back 3,000 to 5,000 years BP.

David Malo hawaiian historian and early recorder of Hawaiian History and culture born here in the early 1800ʻs  In the 1954 ethnographer Henry Kekahuna created a map of Keauhou Bay which identified and explained the various wahi pana  through out the bay.


Puakō-Sugarcane flower, Bay, Harbor

Retained by Lunalilo at the Mahele. Although called an ahupuaa in the Mahele Book, Lyons (IDLL) identifies it as an ili kupono of Waimea. LCAw 8559-B:6 (TMK 6902:13,14,23) to Wm. C. Lunalilo contained only 7.42 acres and has no Royal Patent. The name is also applied to a bay, point and village by USGS. In Land Commission records the name is often used to include several nearby kuleanas. Modern usage extends the name westward to encompass the beach lots reaching nearly to Kalahuipuaa, into the area formerly referred to as Waima


'Anaeho'omalu- means protected mullet.  There are two Loko 'i'a (fishponds) behind the sand beach called Ku'uali'i and Kahapapa ponds.  They were used to raise mullet or 'anae in the past.  'Anaeho'omalu is in the Ahupua'a of Waikoloa in the Moku of Kohala. The boundary between Kohala and Kona runs along the south edge of the sand beach.

Kapalaoa (sperm whale) Land section along Anaehoomalu Bay, part of Puuanahulu Homesteads; probably an ʻili. An interesting group of petroglyphs are at the shore. The principal stone in the [Kapalaoa] harbor is named Kuewa, after a chief of the place. Pele asked him for fish...from the ipukahi [fish calabash]...This he refused her...and he was changed into an islet. But first he flung away his palaoa [whale tooth ornament], which was tansformed into a chain of rocks in the harbor, and the hollow stone Ipukahi far out is the calabash."

Akahukaimu is located in the Ahupua'a of Pu'uanahulu.  It is surrounded by  the Maunaloa lava flow of  1859.  There is a brackish water pond located just inland of the ala rock beach.  


Keawaiki is  in the ahupua'a of Pu'uanahulu but located  almost on the boundary between the ahupua'a of Pu'uanahlu and Pu'uwa'awa'a.  Keawaiki sometimes is translated as the "small ocean channel".  The  Maunaloa lava flow of 1859 covered portions of the brackish water pond that is located here.  The Brown Family has  and Estate here.  The Brown family is decended from John Papa 'i'i, an Ali'i in the 1800s who served  as a companion to Liholiho (Kamehameha II).   Upon the death of Liholiho he worked in the service of  Kamehameha III and wrote a book describing Hawaiian Cultural Practices and History.


Kīholo- which refers to a large wooden fish hook used to catch sharks- is located in the ahupua'a of Pu'uwa'awa'a.  The large fishpond located here was built by Kamehameha I in 1812.  Much of the pond was covered by the lava flow of 1859.  Kiholo was a major landing where cattle were taken out to ships for transport to Honolulu in the early to mid 1900's

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Luahinewai-Old Lady Water

Ahupuaʻa:Puu Waawaa


Comments:"pausing at Luahinewai (Kiholo) to bathe and visit that strange water in the lava...the water with the pretty pebbles."

Lexicology:luahine-wai. PEM: old lady's water (a supernatural moʻo lived here)




 Kahuwai :Bay, Pond-  "Water tender or caretaker"

Island:Hawaiʻi: Kona



Comments:No name is known for the large inland pond; perhaps Kahuwai applies to the pond rather than the bay.

Lexicology:kahu-wai. PEM: water tender.

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