ahupuaa: Hawaii FYI - Installment 2: Units of Land - 09/02/06 10:59 PM
 The Great Mahele
 The mahele was the Hawaiian land redistribution act proposed by King Kamehameha III in the 1830s and enacted in 1848. This was part of a sweeping set of modernizing social changes following the death of Kamehameha the Great, including the drafting of a constitution and a bill of rights. Although not directly redistributing land, it called for the establishment of an arbitration committee to iron out disputes.
The mahele abolished the practice of ahupua‘a. This was an informal division of the islands into sectors, controlled by chiefs extending from the mountain to the ocean. Boundaries of sectors were usually undemarcated … (2 comments)

 

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