Australia: Stories of the South - Australia's South Sudanese: Stories-of-the-South32

In December 2013 bride and groom Achol (centre) and Marial (left of bride) along with their bridal party take a brief rest after the wedding ceremony and before the reception. Weddings are an important part of adulthood and cultural life for Australia’s South Sudanese community. Amongst the Dinka and Nuer communities in Australia it is still very common for a bride price to be paid by the groom and his family to the wives family. A separate wedding the photographer documented in early 2015 $65,000 AUD was agreed upon by the families to be paid as the bride price.

In December 2013 bride and groom Achol (centre) and Marial (left of bride) along with their bridal party take a brief rest after the wedding ceremony and before the reception. Weddings are an important part of adulthood and cultural life for Australia’s South Sudanese community. Amongst the Dinka and Nuer communities in Australia it is still very common for a bride price to be paid by the groom and his family to the wives family. A separate wedding the photographer documented in early 2015 $65,000 AUD was agreed upon by the families to be paid as the bride price.