Story: Stock and station agencies

Levin building, 1954

Levin building, 1954

Levin & Co. was one of many firms that began as general traders and moved into the stock and station business. Founded in 1841 by Nathaniel Levin, it began by selling drapery, hosiery and haberdashery. The company soon became an importer and exporter, and was active in the wool trade. This is the Levin store in Wellington, decorated for the royal tour of 1954.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, K. E. Niven and Co Collection
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Hugh Stringleman, 'Stock and station agencies - The first New Zealand agencies', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 May 2022)

Story by Hugh Stringleman, published 24 Nov 2008