Throwback Thursday | to January of 2000

For the first throwback gallery of the year, we're taking you back in time twenty years to January of 2000.

During this month, Forbes residents celebrated the turn of the century and a new millennium.

There are plenty of photos from the sporting fields, new year events and Australia Day celebrations.

As our photographers were quite busy this month documenting the events of the first month of the new century, we have split this throwback gallery into two parts.

You will be able to find the second part of this gallery online next week.