It was November 4, 2014, and Protectionist, ridden by Ryan Moore and trained by German Andreas Whler, won the race by four lengths, becoming the first German-trained winner of the Melbourne Cup.
We caught you looking absolutely fabulous, Nambucca Valley, as you celebrated in style.
Guardian photo journalists got around the traps and took snaps at popular gathering spots including the Macksville Ex-Services Club, Club Urunga, The Island Golf Club at Nambucca Heads, the Valla Beach Tavern and at the Forever Fabulous fashion parade at the Nambucca Bowlo.
And guess what? It's only six weeks or so until this year's event. Gosh, where did that time go?