John Howard was PM, The Castle made its premiere and a little film called Titanic went on to become the highest grossing film of all time.
This week we go back to November and December of 1997, this one even features a few celebrity faces, along with Santa Claus dropping in and some golden sporting moments.
Check out what was happening in Mudgee during 1997 in this week's Throwback Thursday gallery.
Do you love local news? Do you wan full access to the Mudgee Guardian Website? You can have all this and more if you subscribe here.