Buzz·Posted on 3 Jan 2017This Is What Australia Looked Like 10 Years AgoSummer Heights High was released 10 whole years ago!by Tahlia PritchardBuzzFeed Staff, AustraliaFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Happy Feet won an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. Roadshow Films 2. Natalie Gauci won Australian Idol, with Matt Corby the runner-up. Don Arnold / WireImage 3. Summer Heights High made its debut. ABC / Via catalogue.presto.com.au 4. The Bra Boys documentary was released. Hopscotch Productions 5. And the Playstation 3 hit Aussie stores. Creative Commons / wikipedia.org / Via en.wikipedia.org 6. John Howard started the year as prime minister, before Kevin Rudd took over in December. Alan Porritt / AAPIMAGE 7. Andrew Johns announced his retirement from the NRL. Corey Davis / Getty Images 8. Melbourne Storm defeated the Manly Sea Eagles in the NRL grand final. Mark Nolan / Getty Images 9. While Geelong beat Port Adelaide in the AFL grand final. Mark Dadswell / Getty Images 10. Ben Cousins was banned from playing AFL for 12 months after being charged with bringing the game into disrepute. Kristian Dowling / Getty Images 11. Cadel Evans came second in the Tour De France. Friedemann Vogel / Getty Images 12. "Big Girls Don't Cry" by Fergie topped the Aria charts for the year. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Interscope 13. Silverchair made a comeback with "Straight Lines", and were the only Aussie artists to enter the Aria charts top 10 singles of the year. Eleven 14. They also won album of the year for Young Modern at the Aria awards. Don Arnold / WireImage 15. Operator Please released "Just A Song About Ping Pong". EMI 16. And The Veronicas released "Untouched". Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Warner 17. Tool, Muse, The Killers, and Jet headlined Big Day Out. Martin Philbey / Redferns 18. The Triple J Hottest 100 saw three Aussie artists make the top 5. abc.net.au UK band Muse took out the top spot with "Knights of Cydonia", but Silverchair came in second with "Straight Lines", while John Butler Trio and Faker took out the fourth and fifth spots. 19. And Snoop Dogg was set to co-host the Australian MTV Awards, but the Department of Immigration cancelled his visa. Peter Pakvis / Redferns Want more of the greatest Australian content BuzzFeed has to offer? Sign up for our “Meanwhile in Australia” newsletter! If you can't see the signup box above, just go here to sign up for BuzzFeed's "Meanwhile in Australia" newsletter!