Australia’s most super year

Paul Mercurio danced into stardom in Strictly Ballroom.

WHILE the early ‘90s doesn’t seem to hold the same kitsch appeal of the 1980s, there is no doubt that there were some amazingly important moments in Australian and global history in the last decade of the 20th century.

In particular, 1992 stands out as a year that delivered an array of events that still resonate a quarter of a century later.

For instance, can you believe it has been 25 years since the High Court of Australia decided the case of Mabo v Queensland (No 2), a landmark decision recognising native title in Australia? Mabo, of course, is now part of the Australian lexicon and holds incredible significance for Indigenous Australia.

Jarrod Sierocki

Nirvana headlined the first Big Day Out music festival at the Sydney Showground.Source:News Corp Australia

At the other end of the scale, who can believe that so many years have passed since then Channel 9 boss Kerry Packer pulled the plug on Doug Mulray’s Australia’s Naughtiest Home Vide…

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