Matthew Abbott/Panos Pictures

Ariah Park, New South Wales, Australia

After the 'Wet T Shirt' competition, many of the men and some of the women start play fighting and wrestling in the mud at the Ariah Park Bachelor and Spinster ball. 'Rippy', a well known photographer of B&S balls, gets among the partygoers to take photos of the action.


Known to locals as simply B&S balls, the events are held regularly in rural towns, run by local volunteers, the balls help raise funds for the community. Historically the B&S balls were centred on country people trying to find a partner, but now the focus has shifted to partying, heavy drinking and meeting up with new and old friends, some of who live many hours away.

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Matthew Abbott/Panos Pictures
City
Ariah Park, New South Wales
Country
Australia
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5000 x 3333 pixels
42.33 x 28.22 cm (300 dpi)
16.67 x 11.11 inch (300 dpi)
4.3 MB size on disk
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