Double wedding at Barambah Aboriginal Settlement 1911

The school house is reserved for wedding ceremonies. A lady correspondent to the Maryborough Chronicle reports on the event of a double wedding. The report is interesting as it shows surprise by the reporter that the wedding is exactly the same as any ordinary white wedding.

“There was great excitement when the bridal parties were seen coming. Each of the brides was dressed in white muslin with a wreath of orange blossoms and a veil. They looked as neat and tidy as any white bride could look…The bridegrooms each looked well and were attended by their best men. After they were married we showered them with rice and then the photos of the bridal party and the visitors were taken. The next item was the wedding breakfast, the table was nicely laid out with all sorts of good things.” – Maryborough Chronicle May 1911

The bride(second from right) is probably Nellie Grey


  1. Amanda Meredith Reply
    Hi just wanted to let you know that this photo is actually taken in 1912. There was another double wedding in 1911 but it wasn't this one.

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