It s shaping up to be a stellar tournament with the Australian Jackaroos
and New Zealand Black Jacks ready to battle it out, fresh from recently competing at the Eight Nation Commonwealth Games invitational event in Scotland.
Local employment opportunities were limited, particularly for girls, and traditional rural jobs such as jackaroos
and jillaroos (male and female station hands respectively) were scarce.
My job was cooking on the homestead but I was also lucky enough to go out on stock camp a couple of times with one of the inspectors to stay with the Jills and Jackaroos
- the cowgirls and cowboys.
and stockmen on the country's huge cattle ranches, or stations, have grown accustomed since the 1960s to rounding up herds with helicopters, motorbikes, and four-wheel drives.
JackaRoo's attractive label is as bold and colorful as the lands the JackaRoos roamed-lands rugged with beauty and dotted with wild Kangaroos.
We anticipate JackaRoo being a big seller because it offers attractive packaging, superior quality and a great value.
Although designated South Eastern Australia, JackaRoo is only crafted with grapes from premium South Australian appellations.
JackaRoo Big Red combines Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz beautifully to produce a full-spectrum of fruit flavors.
Fully ripened Chardonnay grapes from South Australia's Limestone Coast, Fleurieu Peninsula, Adelaide Hills and Riverland appellations have produced peach and melon characters evident in JackaRoo Chardonnay.
In Australia, cowboys are called jackaroos but being in charge of the enormous cattle stations in the Northern Territory isn't just a job for the boys.
After a huge cooked breakfast made by Allana the cook, jackaroos Kurt Steiger, 24, Shaun Davey, 19, and his cousin Warren Green, 19, are saddling up their horses.
The hills are alive with the sound of panicking cows' moos, hundreds of hooves stomping on dry ground, the thwuck thwuck of the helicopter, motorbike engines and the yells of Kerryl and the jackaroos.