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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Wellington Provincial District]

Levett, Herbert Cuthbert

Levett, Herbert Cuthbert, Farmer, Beaconsfield. Mr. Levett is the owner of the pretty property known as “Fairview,” situated on the Beaconsfield Road, a long and somewhat rough journey from Feilding. The property consists of about 640 acres of freehold land, all fenced, grassed and well watered, and runs about 900 good crossbred sheep. A great portion of the land will be ploughable in a few years. The homestead is of quite recent erection, having been built two years ago, and is situated on a small flat overlooking the Kiwitea River. The house is very comfortable, and contains eight rooms. At the back are stables, stalls, loose-boxes, etc. Mr. Levett was born in Derbyshire in 1867, and was educated at Home. In 1891 he came to New Zealand by the s.s. “Orient,” and joined his brother in the Kiwitea, with whom he resided some time in order to acquire a knowledge of sheepfarming. On his arrival in the Colony he purchased his present property, and some time ago went to reside there with his wife, who is a daughter of Mr. W. Barwick, of Lund Head, Yorkshire. In the Old Country Mr. Levett was a member of the Rughy Masonic Order, No. 502.