Jackaroo


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Jack`a`roo´


n.1.A young man living as an apprentice on a sheep station, or otherwise engaged in acquainting himself with colonial life.
v. i.1.To be a jackaroo; to pass one's time as a jackaroo.
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After the war, David Crosby worked as a jackaroo on a farm in the New South Wales outback, having married wife Erica at Sydney's St Andrew's Cathedral.
He then became a jackaroo on his father's property, and upon his father's death in 1890, he received a comfortable inheritance.
He was last seen on Tuesday evening at Upshot Station, 80 miles southwest of Longreach in north Queensland, where he was working as a jackaroo mustering cattle.
The days included sport; discussion about the human skeletal and gastro-intestinal systems, using Fragile Fred (the friendly plastic skeleton) and Legless Larry (the plastic mannequin) respectively; hospital role play; songs and dances about the human body; a puppet show about a jackaroo who is thrown from his horse and finds himself in hospital; a teeth talk; anatomical songs; and time set aside for every student to listen to their own heart with a stethoscope.
There was a competitive meeting on the sand at Dundalk on Sunday, and one horse who took the eye was STEPHEN'S GREEN in the premier handicap behind Jackaroo.
But others - like being able to ride a horse "to jackaroo standard" will have teenagers scurrying back into their bargain drinking dens.
THE GREAT OUTDOORS: The Leconfield Jackaroo and Jillaroo School in Australia.
At age 18 he worked as a jackaroo on a 300,000 acre sheep farm in Hay, Australia for 11 months, and endeared himself to the Australian outback lads, which in a way was an apprenticeship for the active caring life with his lads in the army.
Neil Morrissey voices the star man, with support from Suzi Quatro and Donny Osmond as Rio Rodgers and Jackaroo.
A young jackaroo will earn about $19,000 a year, with no sign that salary levels are rising.
When the family reunites at the jackaroo camp, Kay, her boyfriend Louis, and her father and mother briefly experience a sense of peace, hope and emotional connection, believing that they can all begin again.