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At a bride price ceremony in Western Sydney, women from the Dinka Yirol tribe carry a large embroided cloth over the head of the groom as he enters a hall in Western Sydney. As part of the traditional marriage ceremony, the elders of both communities must agree on a dowry price to be paid by the groom. After more than 5 hours of discussions it was agreed the groom would pay 210 cows and 20 goats approximately $65,000 AU.

At a bride price ceremony in Western Sydney, women from the Dinka Yirol tribe carry a large embroided cloth over the head of the groom as he enters a hall in Western Sydney. As part of the traditional marriage ceremony, the elders of both communities must agree on a dowry price to be paid by the groom. After more than 5 hours of discussions it was agreed the groom would pay 210 cows and 20 goats approximately $65,000 AU.