The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001123131-01
Legal Notices

Notices to interested parties is hereby given that human skeletal remains were identified by Cultural Surveys Hawai’i, Inc. during the course of an archaeological inventory survey related to the Waikiki Trade Center redevelopment project, Waikiki Ahupua’a, Honolulu (Kona) District, O’ahu, TMK: [1] 2-2-022:028. Following the procedures of Hawai’i Revised Statutes (HRS) Chapter 6E-43 and Hawai’i Administrative Rules (HAR) Chapter 13-300, these remains are considered previously identified. Based on the context of the finds, they are over 50 years old and most likely Native Hawaiian.

The project area is in the central portion of Waikiki. Background research indicates the Diamond Head portion of the Waikiki Trade Center land, where the human remains were found, was granted to William Lunalilo (the future King Lunalilo). Upon his death, they were bequeathed to Queen Emma. One adjacent parcel was granted to Charles Kanaina (Grant 2785, ‘Apana 8), while the other was retained by the Crown (Kamehameha III). Other LCAs in the vicinity include LCA 104-FL to Kekuanaoa, LCA 1506, LCA 2079 to Kauhola, LCA 2082 to Kuene, LCA 2084 to Keohokahina, and LCA 6324 to Kemeheu.

The landowner is Queen Emma Land Company; the contact person for the project proponent is Eduard Wedel, 50 California St., Suite 3300 San Francisco, CA 94111 [TEL (415) 296-7955]. The project proponent has proposed preservation in place for the remains; however, the decision to preserve in place or relocate these previously identified human remains shall be made by the O’ahu Island Burial Council in consultation with the State Historic Preservation Division and any recognized lineal and/or cultural descendants, per the requirements of HAR Chapter 13-300-33. Appropriate treatment shall occur in accordance with HAR Chapter 13-300-38.

All persons having knowledge of the identity or history of these human remains are requested to immediately contact Ms. Regina Hilo at 601 Kamokila Boulevard, Room 555, Kapolei, Hawai’i 96707 [TEL (808) 692-8015, FAX (808) 692-8020]. All interested parties shall respond within 30 days of this notice and file descendancy claim forms and/or provide information to the SHPD adequately demonstrating lineal descent from this designated burial or cultural descent from ancestors buried in the same ahupua’a or district.
(SA1123131 8/15, 8/17, 8/19/18)