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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But blimey, where the XXXX are you jackeroos gonnae get another one?
Ispent my 21st birthday drinking tinnies in a swimming pool in Darwin, Northern Australia and the next day I packed up my rucksack, said my goodbyes and went to the private airstrip where I was met by two jackeroos.
After her husband's death, Ima continues to manage their home while Boy, who has inherited the majority share in the station, supervises the jackeroos and the stock, but she uses Boy's naive Roman Catholic faith to control him.
The next morning, he tells her he doesn't want the jackeroos reading her novels, 'I don't like them knowing my wife writes stuff of that kind.
Vigars also wrote and published a short work entitled Jackeroos, Their Duties and Prospects in Australia (1918), reprinted in 1936.
So here are the mallee, paperbark, the banksias, egrets, jackeroos, the Nullabor, the wheat, the red soil, the paddocks, even the Wandjina figures and places where "evenings / brooded bruised and red.