1) Land was cheap and terms generous for a settler who was willing to clear his holding from bush.
First class town, suburban and rural land in the centre of one of the most fertile tracts of flat country at prices varying from £2 to £6 an acre. That was the offer made by the Crown Lands Office in 1889 after the Government survey of the Levin area.
2) Survivors of massacre first to clear bush.
The clearing where the Ostlers - the first family in the Levin block - settled, was the refuge of Maori survivors of Te Rauparaha's massacre.
3) Terms of settlement on land in 1889.
"Charming, romantic township". This is the description above the sale notice of another block of block near Levin, put
up for auction by T. Kennedy, MacDonald and Co, on instructions from the Manawatu Railway Company.