Welcome To Kahua Ranch
"Kahua means the beginning, the source, the foundation"
The main house on Kahua Ranch is over a hundred years old. The original house was built around 1870. At that time, it belonged to Godfrey Burchardt. The Burchardts sold it to John Maguire who sold it to Frank Woods. Frank Woods sold it to Atherton Richards and Ronald von Holt. Kahua Ranch was incorporation were signed March 21, 1928.
The History Of Kahua Ranch-Part 1
The History Of Kahua Ranch-Part 2
Kahua Ranch Ltd is on the old Hawaiian ahupua’a of Kahua. This was the pie shaped piece of land
that went from the mountain to the sea. Legends of Kahua have Kamehameha I training his armies
that would then go on to conquer all of the islands. A little known fact is that Kahua was an
R&R site for the military during World War II. A place for military to get away and recover
from what they were exposed to in the Pacific Theater.
In 1928 Kahua Ranch was purchased from the Woods family by Atherton Richards and Ronald von Holt, two men looking for a new venture. Kahua Ranch today looks slightly different than it did in 1928. In the mid 1980’s the families decided to split the ranch to become Kahua Ranch Ltd and Ponoholo Ranch Ltd.
"the Beginning, the Source, the Foundation"
Prior to 1848: Kahua 1 was awarded to Lot Kapuaaiwa and Kahua 2 was awarded to his sister, Victoria Kamamalu
1848: The Great Mahele (land division)
1883: Allen and Stackpole sold it to George Holmes
1886: Kahua was purchased by the Burchardt Brothers
1891: John Maguire became the new owner
1895: Maguire sold a half interest in the property to Frank Woods who later purchased the remaining interest
1928: Atherton Richards and Ronald von Holt bought the Ranch
1980’s: Kahua and Ponoholo was split into two properties – Kahua Ranch and Ponoholo Ranch as they are today