FLASHBACK PHOTOS: 10 years ago in the Illawarra

Ten years ago, an eerie, cloud-like fog blanketed the Illawarra, Shellharbour and Wollongong's new mayors were celebrating victory and the WIN Entertainment Centre was transformed into a soggy dirt track. 

What were you doing in March 2004? Do you recognise any faces? Let us know in the comments below.

Click here for pictures from February 2004.

Ron Gammone of Woonona stands on a rocky outcrop near the Panorama House, Bulli Tops, as a fog blankets the Wollongong region.

Ron Gammone of Woonona stands on a rocky outcrop near the Panorama House, Bulli Tops, as a fog blankets the Wollongong region.

A thick fog envelopes the Port Kembla Steelworks.

A thick fog envelopes the Port Kembla Steelworks.

Swedish travellers Camilla Melzer and Max Christiansson capture the moment.

Swedish travellers Camilla Melzer and Max Christiansson capture the moment.

The Mercury's front page on March 10, 2004.

The Mercury's front page on March 10, 2004.

A thick fog envelopes the Port Kembla Steelworks.

A thick fog envelopes the Port Kembla Steelworks.

Spanish club members express their anger at the Madrid bomb blasts. Club president Frank Sales joins Jose Villa, Alfonso Najera, and Luciano Benavente.

Spanish club members express their anger at the Madrid bomb blasts. Club president Frank Sales joins Jose Villa, Alfonso Najera, and Luciano Benavente.

Roads and Traffic Authority chief executive Paul Forward inspects a large rock-fall on Lawrence Hargrave Dr, north of Wollongong. The largest rock weighed about 30 tonnes.

Roads and Traffic Authority chief executive Paul Forward inspects a large rock-fall on Lawrence Hargrave Dr, north of Wollongong. The largest rock weighed about 30 tonnes.

Newly elected Shellharbour City Mayor David Hamilton relaxes at home with wife Moira and energetic grandchildren Taylah Hogan, Matthew and Mason O'Sullivan and Kyle Hogan.

Newly elected Shellharbour City Mayor David Hamilton relaxes at home with wife Moira and energetic grandchildren Taylah Hogan, Matthew and Mason O'Sullivan and Kyle Hogan.

An elated Alex Darling declares victory in the Wollongong lord mayoral race. He's pictured with his partner Michelle.

An elated Alex Darling declares victory in the Wollongong lord mayoral race. He's pictured with his partner Michelle.

Motor racing legend Peter Brock (right) with Team Brock V8 BRute driver Damien White in Wollongong to meet fans.

Motor racing legend Peter Brock (right) with Team Brock V8 BRute driver Damien White in Wollongong to meet fans.

Architect Tony Frank designed his eye-catching lifting skylight to duct ventilation throughout the rest of the Mt Ousley house. It creates such an impression that passing drivers pull over to gawp.

Architect Tony Frank designed his eye-catching lifting skylight to duct ventilation throughout the rest of the Mt Ousley house. It creates such an impression that passing drivers pull over to gawp.

How WIN Stadium looked before the Supercross Nationals event.

How WIN Stadium looked before the Supercross Nationals event.

Trucks and bulldozers move in to place 2500 plywood sheets and 4000 tonnes of dirt onto the playing surface to create a track for the Australian Supercross Nationals.

Trucks and bulldozers move in to place 2500 plywood sheets and 4000 tonnes of dirt onto the playing surface to create a track for the Australian Supercross Nationals.

This is the first season for the professional dirt bike competition that finishes at the Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne.

This is the first season for the professional dirt bike competition that finishes at the Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne.

More than 6000 people are set to watch the supercross live at WIN Stadium.

More than 6000 people are set to watch the supercross live at WIN Stadium.

The event is great publicity for Wollongong, according to Milton O'Brien, WEC events and marketing manager. He said the ground would be fully recovered for the next big event, the opening home game of the league season against Newcastle on April 4.

The event is great publicity for Wollongong, according to Milton O'Brien, WEC events and marketing manager. He said the ground would be fully recovered for the next big event, the opening home game of the league season against Newcastle on April 4.

Once it's all over, trucks and bulldozers will return the dirt from where it came - the Dunmore tip at Shellharbour

Once it's all over, trucks and bulldozers will return the dirt from where it came - the Dunmore tip at Shellharbour

A muddy, soggy scene for Supercross spectators at WIN Stadium.

A muddy, soggy scene for Supercross spectators at WIN Stadium.

A muddy, soggy scene for Supercross spectators at WIN Stadium.

A muddy, soggy scene for Supercross spectators at WIN Stadium.

WIN Stadium is a hive of activity as the 4000 tonnes of dirt trucked in for the supercross event is removed from the field.

WIN Stadium is a hive of activity as the 4000 tonnes of dirt trucked in for the supercross event is removed from the field.

The surface needs work before the Dragons-Knights game in three weeks.

The surface needs work before the Dragons-Knights game in three weeks.

Albion Park’s Rowan Chapman with team-mate Rhiannon John. Chapman is believed to be the youngest person in Australia to achieve a perfect game in tenpin bowling.

Albion Park’s Rowan Chapman with team-mate Rhiannon John. Chapman is believed to be the youngest person in Australia to achieve a perfect game in tenpin bowling.

Fairy penguins Heckle and Jeckle relax after a morning swim in Kiama. The birds have been nursed back to health by WIRES carer Lorraine Toohey.

Fairy penguins Heckle and Jeckle relax after a morning swim in Kiama. The birds have been nursed back to health by WIRES carer Lorraine Toohey.

Dragons captain Trent Barrett suits up at Kogarah, while Federal Opposition Leader Mark Latham, a long-term Dragons fan, opts for training gear.

Dragons captain Trent Barrett suits up at Kogarah, while Federal Opposition Leader Mark Latham, a long-term Dragons fan, opts for training gear.

Diehard Michael Ball fans line up outside WIN Entertainment Centre in anticipation of the world-famous singer's Wollongong concert.

Diehard Michael Ball fans line up outside WIN Entertainment Centre in anticipation of the world-famous singer's Wollongong concert.

Federal Labor's industry spokesman Kim Carr and Cunningham candidates Sharon Bird discuss the impact of tariff plans with textile industry workers at Fairy Meadow.

Federal Labor's industry spokesman Kim Carr and Cunningham candidates Sharon Bird discuss the impact of tariff plans with textile industry workers at Fairy Meadow.

Brickyard Point Bushcare coordinator Stephen Allen warns that without decent funds from Wollongong City Council, volunteer Bushcare groups are likely to fold.

Brickyard Point Bushcare coordinator Stephen Allen warns that without decent funds from Wollongong City Council, volunteer Bushcare groups are likely to fold.

Christian Rock Eisteddfod producer Christine Leaves with Holy Spirit High School students Adrienne Jorge, Year 7 (left) Kate Downs, Year 7, Patrick Smithers, Year 10, and Kirra Herrman, Year 7

Christian Rock Eisteddfod producer Christine Leaves with Holy Spirit High School students Adrienne Jorge, Year 7 (left) Kate Downs, Year 7, Patrick Smithers, Year 10, and Kirra Herrman, Year 7

Former Kiama Young Citizen of the Year and photographer Tommy Salmon with his gift to the community - a striking early-morning image of Bombo Beach.

Former Kiama Young Citizen of the Year and photographer Tommy Salmon with his gift to the community - a striking early-morning image of Bombo Beach.

Jack Thompson (front) performing at Wollongong Town Hall.

Jack Thompson (front) performing at Wollongong Town Hall.

Proud parents Jonathan and De-Arn Hall with their baby, Brydon James Hall. De-Arn, one of Dapto's famous Clout triplets, had battled leukaemia and was told she would never have children.

Proud parents Jonathan and De-Arn Hall with their baby, Brydon James Hall. De-Arn, one of Dapto's famous Clout triplets, had battled leukaemia and was told she would never have children.

Yallah Woolshed owner Matt Hough is selling up after 13 years. The iconic building has an asking price of $2.5 million.

Yallah Woolshed owner Matt Hough is selling up after 13 years. The iconic building has an asking price of $2.5 million.

National Trust Illawarra and Shoalhaven branch chairman Jim Piper, one of about 100 people in Crown St Mall to show support for preserving the Regent Theatre.

National Trust Illawarra and Shoalhaven branch chairman Jim Piper, one of about 100 people in Crown St Mall to show support for preserving the Regent Theatre.

The Wollongong audience hears the words come right out of his mouth - 56-year-old Meat Loaf entertains almost 4000 people at WIN Entertainment Centre.

The Wollongong audience hears the words come right out of his mouth - 56-year-old Meat Loaf entertains almost 4000 people at WIN Entertainment Centre.

Ken Cope, whose grandfather Herbert was the only surviver of the Bulli mine disaster, pays tribute at the 117th commemorative service to the 81 men and boys who weren't so lucky.

Ken Cope, whose grandfather Herbert was the only surviver of the Bulli mine disaster, pays tribute at the 117th commemorative service to the 81 men and boys who weren't so lucky.

Lawrence Gallera, 8, and sisters Alison 6 and sister Stephanie Dinh 8, of Berkeley West Public school with the popular slinky apple machine.

Lawrence Gallera, 8, and sisters Alison 6 and sister Stephanie Dinh 8, of Berkeley West Public school with the popular slinky apple machine.

One-year-old Annabel Lee has fun celebrating St Patrick's Day at Dicey Riley's Hotel in Wollongong.

One-year-old Annabel Lee has fun celebrating St Patrick's Day at Dicey Riley's Hotel in Wollongong.

Lil Magill from Unanderra tries a pair of Guninness pints for size as she prepares for St Patrick's Day partying at Dicey Riley's.

Lil Magill from Unanderra tries a pair of Guninness pints for size as she prepares for St Patrick's Day partying at Dicey Riley's.

Enola King with one of the decorated body casts on show in the Wisdom Born of Pain exhibition at Austinmer.

Enola King with one of the decorated body casts on show in the Wisdom Born of Pain exhibition at Austinmer.

Members of the Wollongong conservatorium Senior Flute Ensemble and accompaniments so impressed the mayor of Baltimore on a recent US tour, they were handed the keys to the city.

Members of the Wollongong conservatorium Senior Flute Ensemble and accompaniments so impressed the mayor of Baltimore on a recent US tour, they were handed the keys to the city.

Merv Ferguson and his wife Nadine get a laugh over shared memories at a reunion meeting of the Kembla Club at Mt Kembla Scout Camp.

Merv Ferguson and his wife Nadine get a laugh over shared memories at a reunion meeting of the Kembla Club at Mt Kembla Scout Camp.

Paul Ryan at Bulli Beach. Ryan decided to paint himself for the Archibald after arrangements with his chosen subject fell through.

Paul Ryan at Bulli Beach. Ryan decided to paint himself for the Archibald after arrangements with his chosen subject fell through.

Paul Ryan’s Archibald entry,

Paul Ryan’s Archibald entry,

Peggati the long-haired domestic moggie who is bent on reducing her waistline in a new weight-loss program for pets in the Illawarra with some help from veterinarian Amy Khoo.

Peggati the long-haired domestic moggie who is bent on reducing her waistline in a new weight-loss program for pets in the Illawarra with some help from veterinarian Amy Khoo.

Peter Fackender and Lawson Fredericks at the historical Dapto smelter site. Miltonbrook wants to transform the historical Dapto smelter site into a 132 lot subdivision but retain historical aspects.

Peter Fackender and Lawson Fredericks at the historical Dapto smelter site. Miltonbrook wants to transform the historical Dapto smelter site into a 132 lot subdivision but retain historical aspects.

Port Kembla’s Wentworth St is reinventing itself, with the help of new businesses such as the Hub Cap Cafe. Pictured are Sue Bell, Sharon Stevens, Sandra Lee and Evelyn Edwards.

Port Kembla’s Wentworth St is reinventing itself, with the help of new businesses such as the Hub Cap Cafe. Pictured are Sue Bell, Sharon Stevens, Sandra Lee and Evelyn Edwards.

The absence of lifeguards, who went on strike over declining staff numbers, at North Beach did not discourage these beachgoers from the surf.

The absence of lifeguards, who went on strike over declining staff numbers, at North Beach did not discourage these beachgoers from the surf.

Wollongong City Council outdoor workers vote to walk out until Monday in support of lifeguards.

Wollongong City Council outdoor workers vote to walk out until Monday in support of lifeguards.

Real estate agent Adam McGrath at a Barrack Point home purchased for $64,000 in the 1980s. It could prove a nice little earner if it fetches the $1.54 million asking price.

Real estate agent Adam McGrath at a Barrack Point home purchased for $64,000 in the 1980s. It could prove a nice little earner if it fetches the $1.54 million asking price.

Pet-sitters Samantha Tatlock (left) and Skye Broadhurst have found the ultimate stress-free job which gives them a good laugh. They often return home with paw prints on their face.

Pet-sitters Samantha Tatlock (left) and Skye Broadhurst have found the ultimate stress-free job which gives them a good laugh. They often return home with paw prints on their face.

Performance artists Anastasia Wong-Perera, Megan Sproats and Heidi Hillier.

Performance artists Anastasia Wong-Perera, Megan Sproats and Heidi Hillier.

Wollongong City Council's Kerry Hunt (left) and Ian McClintock want young people to SMS their thoughts to council.

Wollongong City Council's Kerry Hunt (left) and Ian McClintock want young people to SMS their thoughts to council.

Sophie and Abigail Parker with father Jeff at the Wollongong Multiple Birth Association's picnic.

Sophie and Abigail Parker with father Jeff at the Wollongong Multiple Birth Association's picnic.

Union representative Xanthe Thomson addresses general staff at the University of Wollongong, where they rallied to protest over a breakdown in negotiations for better pay and working conditions.

Union representative Xanthe Thomson addresses general staff at the University of Wollongong, where they rallied to protest over a breakdown in negotiations for better pay and working conditions.

The Sandon Point Community Picket celebrated, belatedly, its third anniversary. Campaigners Rennie Jackson, Rika Wedlock and Ross Dearden reflected among the reconcilliatory sea of hands.

The Sandon Point Community Picket celebrated, belatedly, its third anniversary. Campaigners Rennie Jackson, Rika Wedlock and Ross Dearden reflected among the reconcilliatory sea of hands.

Heavy rain floods King St, Warrawong, during a short, sharp storm which hit the region. In a 10-minute frenzy it brought thunder, hail and horizontal rain.

Heavy rain floods King St, Warrawong, during a short, sharp storm which hit the region. In a 10-minute frenzy it brought thunder, hail and horizontal rain.

The Illawarra's roads were awash when a wild thunderstorm lashed the region during a frantic 10-minute downpour.

The Illawarra's roads were awash when a wild thunderstorm lashed the region during a frantic 10-minute downpour.