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This Is What Australia Was Like 10 Years Ago

Remember Yasmin’s Getting Married?! No. No. Probably not.

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1. This guy was PM.

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2. Xbox 360s were all the rage, finally landing in Australia.

3. And your favourite Apple products looked something like this.

4. Flip phones were still around... but Blackberrys were the BIG thing.

Our outdated flip phones were being phased out for brank spankin' new slide phones.
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Our outdated flip phones were being phased out for brank spankin' new slide phones.

5. You maybe, definitely had a Bebo profile...

6. ...while Facebook was only just becoming accessible to the public.

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7. Australians fell in love withThe Chaser's War On Everything.

The show premiered in February 2006 and the cast performed sketches mocking political and social issues.
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The show premiered in February 2006 and the cast performed sketches mocking political and social issues.

8. Police drama Blue Heelers aired its final season.

Aussies farewelled Mount Thomas and the beloved Tom Croydon after 12 years.
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Aussies farewelled Mount Thomas and the beloved Tom Croydon after 12 years.

9. And the Gold Logie went to John Wood, aka Tom Croydon.

After years as one of Australia's most prominent actors, Wood finally received a Logie.
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After years as one of Australia's most prominent actors, Wood finally received a Logie.

10. Damien Leith won the Australian Idol crown in its fourth season.

Jessica Mauboy was runner-up.
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Jessica Mauboy was runner-up.

11. Big Brother was embroiled in controversy after the "turkey slap" incident.

Big Brother housemates Michael "Ashley" Cox and Michael "John" Bric were kicked off the show after "turkey slapping" fellow contestant Camilla.
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Big Brother housemates Michael "Ashley" Cox and Michael "John" Bric were kicked off the show after "turkey slapping" fellow contestant Camilla.

12. The Brisbane Broncos were the reigning NRL champions.

A liiiiitttle different to 2015's result.
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A liiiiitttle different to 2015's result.

13. And the West Coast Eagles defeated the Sydney Swans in the AFL Grand Final.

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14. Yasmin's Getting Married lasted for four days before getting axed.

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15. Adro won the first season of The Biggest Loser Australia.

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16. "I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker (With Flowers In My Hair)" was the number 1 single of the year.

BMG

17. And Lee Harding's "Wasabi" took the nation by storm with its lyrical mastery.

Sony

18. Slogan tees from Supre were the hottest item you could own.

19. Rove Live was still on TV.

Ten

20. Happy Feet was the biggest Aussie film of the year.

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21. Tourism Australia launched their “Where the bloody hell are ya?” ad campaign.

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It received a lot of backlash and was banned in the UK.

22. Wheel of Fortune aired its last episode after being on TV since 1981.

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23. Wolfmother, The Rogue Traders, and Eskimo Joe all dropped new albums.

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Columbia Records

24. While The Veronicas released their debut record.

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25. Axle Whitehead exposed... himself... at the Aria Awards.

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26. And Bernard Fanning took out Album of the Year for Tea and Sympathy.

Dew Sympathy

27. The Home and Away cast looked a little like this.

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28. While the folks over on Ramsay Street looked a little like this.

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29. And Osher Günsberg... well, he looked like this.

That hair.
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That hair.