These are the faces of Generation X.
But in 1997, they were also the faces of Wagga’s “mini population explosion” – the rare event in which 10 babies were delivered in the space of three-and-a-half hours at the base hospital.
They’re grown up now – basking in the glory of adulthood and new-found freedoms – having celebrated their 18th birthday on Friday.
They were unaware at the time, but their arrival into the world sent hospital staff scrambling.
The Advertiser reported the event brought full rooms, corridors lined with people and the calling in of reinforcements. One baby was delivered in the waiting room.
General practitioner Doctor Charles Oliver remarked it was the “busiest night” he had ever seen.
In a twist of fate, Caleb McCann, Kaitlin Stubbs and Dominic Howard all ended up at Wagga High.
“We only recently found out we were all born at the same time,” Caleb said.
“So it’s quite bizarre to be back here 18 years on doing exactly the same thing.”
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