Australian finds love in Reardan
Wagner married local farm boy
Last updated 1/27/2023 at 2:53pm
CHENEY – After twice breaking up with her fiance, 27-year-old Audrey (Quayle) Wagner needed change.
She wanted to travel and get a new perspective on life.
In 1953, she boarded a steamship in her native Australia, not realizing a new life awaited in Reardan.
Wagner was born in Bellarat, a city of 40,000 people in southern Australia, near Melbourne.
Her father, David Quayle, was awarded The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, one of the British orders of chivalry, for his scientific work with fish. She remembered him spending hours "looking at fish scales through a microscope" i...