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Australia is full of stories waiting to be told. Part of our job at the Mudgee Guardian is to dig deep and find those characters and stories and bring them to life for you, the reader. Below is a collection of the best of these human-interest stories. Make sure to check back often as we update the page with even more stories of life in the Mid-Western region.
Ed's incredible lunar odyssey: 50 years on
Long-time Mudgee resident and Texan-native, Ed DeLong was lucky enough to spend years working closely with NASA, training alongside the astronauts and covering the trials and tribulations in the lead up and preparation for the Apollo 11 mission.
The road to Gallipoli: The Anzacs in Egypt
The first men to enlist in the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) were sent not to Europe, as they had expected, but to Egypt for further training and to protect British interests in the Middle East and the Suez Canal. Australian soldiers wrote long letters home describing their adventures.
A good samaritan makes Ken Brown's day
"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
Mudgee resident Ken Brown was so moved by an act of kindness that he wanted to share it with you.
It was so hot in Mudgee this guy put a pool in his living room
When the Mudgee Guardian put the call out for photos showing how people are beating the heat, we were expecting photos of kids in pools and dogs in the river. While that certainly was the case, one photo in particular stood out enough that we just had to know more.
Darryl and Phillipa Adams are closing up shop after 53 years in business together
After working as a technician for Keith McCully and Loneragans, Darryl Adams and wife, Phillipa purchased Milton's Radio and Electrical Service business in 1967 off of Wilf Hodges, a business that was established in 1923 by Harry Milton who pioneered 2MG.
Meghan Rutledge: Mudgee's reigning MX queen
That's what it takes to get to the level of one local girl who is carving it up and claiming more wins than ever in sport that's often seen as male-dominated.
Young family and dog escape blaze that engulfed the car they were driving
A young Mudgee couple say they are still shaken after a fireball engulfed the car they were driving and left them, their baby and their dog running for their lives.