John H. Coney and his wife Ami sold the ahupua‘a of Honouliuli to James Campbell in 1877. The conveyance was documented below.
The following is an essay by a student on the history of Pearl Harbor entitled “An Essay on Acquisition of Pearl Harbor” and subtitled “Pearl Harbor. The history of its acquisition,” “Its location, appearance, and other characteristics,” and “An unorthodox view by a student.” This was published in the Independent over several issues in 1895.
The Great Land Colonization Scheme was headed by Benjamin F. Dillingham for lands at Kahuku, Waimea, Kawailoa, and Honouliuli. He formed a joint stock company called the Hawaiian Colonization Land and Trust Company. The company would purchase the lands, and divide and develop them for convenient purchase or lease [8:151–152]. The businessmen associated with the scheme are as follows:
Grazing of small herds of cattle, and eventually larger ranching operations, began to develop in Honouliuli by the 1840s. Initially, native tenants and a few foreign residents vied for access to the land. By the 1860s, few native residents could compete, and individuals like Isaac and Daniel Montgomery, John Meek, James Dowsett, and James Campbell came to control the majority of the land in Honouliuli.
The following case regards trespassing in a fishery at Auiole, Honouliuli. It was heard by Justices Judd, Bickerton, and Dole of the Supreme Court of Hawai‘i sitting in banco during the October term in 1892. It was brought by Mew Kuno Tung and twenty others, composing the Fishing Company of Sun Chan Lee, vs. Wong Ka Mau and ten others. By written agreement of parties and counsel Mr. Dole joined in this decision, though he had resigned as a justice of the Supreme Court after argument and before decision.
In the 1882 case of Aarona Hatton vs. Piopio, it was argued that tenants of the land have right to the fishery and to catch fish for their own use, as well as to sell. It was brought before the Intermediary Court of Oahu on May 26, Chief Justice Judd presiding.
The case comes up on appeal from the District Court of Ewa on the following agreed statement of facts:
George Bowser, compiler and editor of The Hawaiian Kingdom Statistical and Commercial Directory and Tourists Guide , documented various statistics and places of interest throughout the Hawaiian Islands. The following excerpts from Bowser’s publication provide readers with descriptions of travel through the ‘Ewa District at the time. He describes the landscape, communities, and development in the region.