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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The underlying concept behind BackTrack originated during Shakeshaft's time as a jackaroo in the Northern Territory, where he learned the art of catching dingoes from a group of Aboriginal elders.
Harper's path is clear: work hard, attend Winamroo Jackaroo and Jillaroo School, develop her skills and win a place at the prestigious Tamworth Ag College, Agricoll.
Jackaroo by Cynthia Voigt made me want to be a writer.
Harry went to Australia during his gap year in 2003, where he worked as a "jackaroo" on a cattle station.
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.
He will today be reunited with his mum Claire, who had flown to Longreach, Queensland, to search for her son, who had been a "jackaroo" mustering cattle during a working holiday.
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.