Ke Kula O Kamauwai

Famous Sweet Potato

According to the last surviving Kama Ľaina of Maunalua, sweet potatoes were grown in the small valleys, such as Kamilonui, as well as the coastal plain.  The plain below Kamiloiki and Kealaikapapa was known as Ke-Kula-o-Kamauwai.  This was the famous potato planting place from which came the potatoes traded to ships that anchored off Hahaione in whaling days.  The village at this place, traces of which may still be see, was called Wawamalu.


                              Hawaiian Planter  Vol I, p. 155