Throwback Thursday from the Wauchope Gazette, Septmeber 2008

Check out our photos from the pages of the Wauchope Gazette ten years ago, in September 2008.

A decade ago, the New Zealand All Blacks won the Tri Nations Series in Rugby Union, and the Western Bulldogs’ Adam Cooney won the Brownlow Medal for best and fairest player in the Australian Football League.

Hawthorn became premiers of the 2007 AFL season,l defeating Geelong in the 2008 AFL Grand Final.

Kevin Rudd was Prime Minister and Michael Jeffery was Governor-General until September 5 when Quentin Bryce took over.

Morris Iemma was New South Wales premier, succeeded by Nathan Rees on September 5.

Guy Sebastian represented Australia in the pre-qualifying round of the Eurovision Song Contest.

September saw a by-election in Lyne after Mark Vaile resigned and the National Party lost the seat to the Independent candidate, Rob Oakeshott.

Malcolm Turnbull became leader of the opposition when he defeated Brendan Nelson in a Liberal party leadership ballot.

Steven Conte’s novel, The Zookeeper’s War, won the Prime Minister’s Literary Award for fiction.

Google street view images of Australian city streets were added to Google Maps and Google Earth software.

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