Rukuhia Homestead is just south of Hamilton. It's been owned by the Glenn family since 1925 and when Val Glenn moved into what had been her grandparents' house, she found a box of letters written during World War Two.
She has two of the letters on display in the homestead hallway. They were written by young men who remembered the Waikato property fondly, but never came home. They died aged 24 and 26.