`Aliomanu is a small ahupua`a between Anahola and Pāpa`a. `Aliomanu means Face-scar-made-by-birds.


`Aliomanu: Face-scar-made-by-birds

`Aliomanu is a small ahupua`a between Anahola and Pāpa`a. Its stream may once have flowed constantly but the central plains were changed in contour by the creation of pineapple fields. The ahupua`a 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.

`A`aka, a Menehune, caught a shark by weaving a fish trap of huehue vines which grew at `Ahihi point of Kamalomalo`o.  "Homai ka wa`a," 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.  `A`aka wanted the shark skin as a souvenir, but sea birds, attracted by the bonanza, flocked to the carcass and began to devour it.  `A`aka tried to chase them off but was attacked by them instead, leaving him with the souvenir of a scar on his face.