Flashback Friday in the Wauchope Gazette, 1998

Take a trip down memory lane through the pages of the Wauchope Gazette 20 years ago in September 1998.

The Prime Minister was John Howard and the Federal Opposition leader was Kim Beazley.

At the movies, one of the big blockbusters was Saving Private Ryan, a dramatic war film directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Hanks, Matt Damon and Vin Diesel.

The Walt Disney film, The Parent Trap, starring Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid and Natasha Richardson was also popular.

The Farrelly brothers comedy, There’s Something About Mary, with Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon and Ben Stiller also packed them in at the cinemas.

 In Australian Rules Football, the Adelaide Crows defeated North Melbourne to win the 102nd VFL/AFL premiership.

In Rugby League, the St George Dragons and the Illawarra Steelers announced that they would form the game’s first joint venture team, the St George Illawarra Dragons.

And the Brisbane Broncos defeated the Canterbury Bulldogs 38-12 to win the 91st NSWRL/ARL/NRS premiership.  

Australia came home with a record 199 medals, 80 of them gold, from the 1998 Commonwealth Games at Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.

On TV, kids were watching Teletubbies and hospital drama fans were glued to All Saints.

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