jackeroo


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jackeroo

(ˌdʒækəˈruː) or

jackaroo

n, pl -roos
informal Austral a young male management trainee on a sheep or cattle station
[C19: from jack1 + (kang)aroo]
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Charles Bowly, a jackeroo, who worked for Christison in 1874 wrote, 'there are no men to be had .
I challenge you not to fall in love with Alec Rainey's charming little book about life as a jackeroo in 1960s and '70s Australia.
At the time of writing, Aidan O'Brien hasn't had the best of weeks but Jackeroo (2.
It is interesting to compare the other sons of successful writers, both Dickens and Trollope, who also remained in the colony and often failed to make the successful transfer from jackeroo to a life of a successful grazier.
I 'went bush' and worked on stations across the Eastern States, rising from Jackeroo to Overseer.
He worked as a jackeroo under Godfrey McKinnon at Urana and then in Queensland, before accepting a manager's job at Tryphena Downs in the Mackenzie River district of Queensland.
Mean while, James Packer didn't go to university at all' his father decided to toughen him up by sending him to a cattle station in the Northern Territory, where he worked as a jackeroo.
6) Because he risked encounters with robbers and escaped convicts, the drover is often found in literature in the company of swagmen, shearers and other personages of the bush, all marked by nobility and glorified--at least in opposition to the jackeroo.
Normal pork chops become Jackeroo Chops, and every other item is described as being "on the barbee.
Educated at The King's School at Parramatta, in the years leading up to World War 1 Aubrey Abbott spent his time in Queensland--he ran away from school in 1895 to be a jackeroo near Gunnedah, he was a stockman at Mitchell and Roma, and was a cane-cutter at Pleystowe Mill in Mackay.
September 24: Arrives at Tooloombilla, the isolated cattle station in Queensland, where he is supposed to work as a jackeroo for three months.
Soon after that,he took his wife and four children to Tasmania where he worked for a while as a jackeroo, to gain experience,before buying the 23,000-acre Three Mummock Island, where they farmed, though always taking their tea from a silver set.