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At a bride price ceremony, women from the Dinka Yirrol tribe representing the groom, near a minivan filled with the bride's female family members, Sydney, 2015 / Conor Ashleigh
Bib ID 7459978
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline [still image, online resource]
Author
Ashleigh, Conor, 1987- photographer
 
Online Access
Description 2015 
1 online resource (1 photograph) : TIFF file, colour 
Series

Australia's South Sudanese refugee community, 2010-2015.

Technical Details

image file : TIFF : 64MB 

Summary

"At a bride price ceremony in Western Sydney, women from the Dinka Yirrol tribe representing the groom approach a minivan filled with the brides female family members. As part of the traditional ceremony, the two groups must agree on a price for the bride's female family members to get out of the van and come inside for the negotiations. They settled on $3000 and then after more than 5 hours of discussions the two groups eventually agreed the groom would pay a dowry of 210 cows and 20 goats approximately $65,000."--Information supplied by photographer.

Notes

Title from acquisitions documentation.

Part of the collection: Australia's South Sudanese refugee community, 2010-2015.

Subjects Sudanese Australians -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- Photographs.  |  Sudanese -- Marriage customs and rites -- Photographs.  |  Bride price -- Sudan -- Photographs.  |  Brides -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- Photographs.  |  Weddings -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- Photographs.  |  Dinka (African people) -- Photographs.  |  Refugees -- Sudan -- Photographs.
Occupation Refugees.
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