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George Edward Levien (1823–1887)

George Edward Levien is called Abraham Levien in the Sydney College Register. His father was Solomon Levien, owner of the Pulteney Hotel in Sydney. The family arrived in Australia as unassisted migrants in 1833 aboard the Westmoreland. George attended Sydney College in 1835. From 1870 he was harbour master at Havelock in New Zealand. Before that he had been a merchant and storekeeper but had gone bankrupt.

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  • Levien, Abraham

London, Middlesex, England


9 February, 1887 (aged ~ 64)
Nelson, New Zealand

Cause of Death

kidney disease

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