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By Byrne Bennett
The Record-Times 

Australian finds love in Reardan

Wagner married local farm boy


Last updated 1/27/2023 at 2:53pm

Byrne Bennett | The Record-Times

Reardan local and native Australian Audrey Wagner shows off her travels around the world during an interview with The Record-Times last week. Wagner married a local farm boy and has many stories to tell.

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...

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