‘Aliomanu is a small ahupuaʻa between Anahola and Pāpaʻa. ‘Aliomanu means Face-scar-made-by-birds.


 

‘Aliomanu: Face-scar-made-by-birds

‘Aliomanu is a small ahupuaʻa between Anahola and Pāpaʻa. Its stream may once have flowed constantly but the central plains were changed in contour by the creation of pineapple fields. The ahupuaʻa has a reef and stretches to the mountain top.

In 1848, at the time of the Māhele, the traditional plants, noni, wauke, and ulu were reported. So too were oranges and coffee which had been imported a few years before as possible cash crops.

ʻAʻaka, a Menehune, caught a shark by weaving a fish trap of huehue vines which grew at ‘Ahihi point of Kamalomaloʻo.  “Homai ka waʻa,” he ordered his friends, even though he was not the leader of the group.  The canoe was brought, the shark caught and brought to shore at ‘Ali-o-manu.  ‘Aʻaka wanted the shark skin as a souvenir, but sea birds, attracted by the bonanza, flocked to the carcass and began to devour it.  ‘Aʻaka tried to chase them off but was attacked by them instead, leaving him with the souvenir of a scar on his face.