Norman McVicker OAM, Launched this site on 20th February, 2009
The history of the Mudgee region is being transformed by the age of information technology. Our history is to be online on a web site created by Diane Simmonds.
I have been researching and writing a column about local history for over twenty years for the Mudgee Guardian. Once read, it disappears into archival catacombs. That is about to change and local history will be available at the flick of a switch.
The technique is not new but this method of recording allows the surfer of the net to have information available 24 hours a day. That is new-- and I am pleased to be associated with the project. I hope the community will also readily adopt this revolutionary approach of “history at your fingertips” and its easy accessibility for everyone—young and old.
Better still the web site is open for contributions. So I would urge would be historians to remember--what happens today is tomorrow’s history and needs to be recorded as it occurs. Mudgee has needed this web site for a long time.
It is with considerable pleasure and gratification I launch the website into space for all to enjoy.
Norman McVicker’s Robert Hoddle myth
Norman McVicker’s The Wiradjuri Story
Norman McVicker's Tales From Along The Wallaby Track
Norman McVicker's Budgee Budgee on the other side of Mudgee
Norman McVicker has been writing the Mudgee Guardian’s Tales from along the Wallaby Track for 20 years. Finally he has acceded to requests for a book containing some of the columns. Click here