Gordonton’s Alan Sharp is on a mission.
He’s trying to help Alex Glennie of Invercargill find information about his forebears.
For a few years during World War I and shortly thereafter they farmed at Rototuna. Unfortunately, the effects of the war and the demands of turning the Waikato’s timbered bogs into grass proved too much, and they returned to the lower South Island in the early 1920s.
Charles Glennie, son of Alexander, was born in Hamilton on May 25 1920. They attended Rototuna School before moving out of the district.
“Except for the photos, neaarly all the memories of that era and now lost in time.”
This Autumn, Alex will be coming to the Waikato and would like to be able to identify this Rototuna property – any and all help would be appreciated.
And finally, the Glennie home, Rototuna. The house is very typical of the 1890s and early 1900s.
“The giveaway should be the very distinctive windmill and reservoir arrangement. Has anyone seen it before?”
If you can assist in any way, do send Alan an email.