This online edition of Throwback Thursday takes readers back to July 1996.
The managing editor of the paper was Michael Gorey backed up by a team of 11, including correspondents at Pambula and Mallacoota.
The front page story told of community outcry at vandalism to the town, especially to the fledgling Norfolk Pines at Snug Cove.
Whale watching received a boost with 'hundreds' expected to coincide with the arrival of the Pacific Whale Foundation who came to study feeding behaviour of the humpbacks.
In sport, the Eden's first grade teams had the top sports in rugby league and soccer while teh Whalers AFL team was hanging on in fourth place.
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