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Moving west again and keeping to back roads we came to the tiny town of Euabalong (population about 180) beside the Lachlan River.
Nothing much happens in Euabalong these days but it used to be famous for a folk song about the annual ball held in a now demolished hall beside the river.
Balls in country areas in times past used to be where men from isolated properties would come for fun but also in the hope of meeting a young women who might be interested in marriage. Some of the balls were called Bachelor and Spinsters Balls.

Here is the first verse:
Oh who hasn't heard of the Euabalong Ball,
Where the lads of the Lachlan, the great and the small,
Come bent on diversion from far and from near
To shake off their troubles for just once a year?

If you would like to hear the song in full go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=se-MEhhWuq0

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