This week in the pages of the Port Lincoln Times we head back nine years to December of 2010.
That year, Kevin Rudd was Prime Minister until June when Julia Gillard became new leader of the Labor party.
Australian nun Mary MacKillop was declared a saint by the Roman Catholic Church.
The population of Australia hit 22 million.
16-year-old Jessica Watson completed a solo sailing voyage around the world.
From December 2010 to January 2011, 200,000 people were affected by the most widespread flooding disaster in Queensland history.
The top songs for the year were Love The Way You Lie by Eminem featuring Rihanna, OMG by Usher featuring Will.i.am, and Dynamite by Taio Cruz.