Revellers help give Australia’s hottest town its name

Sophia ConstantineNorth West Telegraph
Hedland's Jack Dewsbury, Karen Bromley, Madeline Rhodes, Anwyn Pyle, Kate Dewar, and Anna Phipps.
Camera IconHedland's Jack Dewsbury, Karen Bromley, Madeline Rhodes, Anwyn Pyle, Kate Dewar, and Anna Phipps. Credit: Pictures: Sophia Constantine

The much-anticipated Marble Bar Ball and Races saw the pilgrimage of more than 1500 people to Australia’s hottest town at the weekend.

Lucy Andrews, Chrissie McDowell, and Tracey Cairns.
Camera IconLucy Andrews, Chrissie McDowell, and Tracey Cairns.

The annual black-tie ball drew crowds from as far as Perth and the Kimberley on Friday night, decked in colours of the Pilbara to suit the theme of the evening.

Kieran Harding.
Camera IconKieran Harding. Credit: Sophia Constantine.

Locally raised meat sourced from Outback Beef and food catered by Mad Clappin’ Harry’s kept hungry patrons full, while the live band kept people entertained.

Josh Clifford, Jess O’Dea, and Andrew James.
Camera IconJosh Clifford, Jess O’Dea, and Andrew James. Credit: Pictures: Sophia Constantine

Julia Short and Declan Keogh impressed organisers with their outfits, claiming their crowns as belle and beau of the ball.

Jim Henneberry and Leonie Bailey.
Camera IconJim Henneberry and Leonie Bailey. Credit: Pictures: Sophia Constantine

A spokeswoman for Atlas Iron, a sponsor for the past few years, said the company was honoured to support such an historic event that brought together people from regional centres, remote pastoral stations, mining workers and indigenous communi-ties.

Tom Zaunmayr and Kendall O'Connor.
Camera IconTom Zaunmayr and Kendall O'Connor.

She said the event promoted social cohesion and interaction within the community, and provided an economic stimulus for Marble Bar businesses.

Mark Field, Cassie Baldock, Beau Jenkin.
Camera IconMark Field, Cassie Baldock, Beau Jenkin.
Chrissie McDowell.
Camera IconChrissie McDowell.
Chrissie McDowell.
Camera IconChrissie McDowell.
Imogen Williams and Sarah Ziegelaar.
Camera IconImogen Williams and Sarah Ziegelaar. Credit: Sophia Constantine

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