sandgroper

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sandgroper

(ˈsændˌɡrəʊpə)
n
(Peoples) informal jocular Austral a nickname for a Western Australian
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Confirmation by Treasurer Troy Buswell that the state's budget surplus will not dip under USD 200 million, a big drop in the unemployment rate, which is now approaching boomtime levels, and another USD 70 billion in LNG contracts signed off from the Gorgon gas fields, have put a spring in the step of even the most pessimistic of Sandgropers.
Indeed, I do not think the reader can fully appreciate this book, nor the life of Sir Hal, unless you spend some time (as I have) in that beautiful, sparse and remote third of Australia, and have learnt what those sandgropers think of 't' othersiders'.