Besides the eccentric central characters, the script featured oddball minor roles such as the dancing jackaroos on the ranch where Flo takes refuge from her family.
The green and orange hues of the ranch's interiors, where laid-back jackaroos share the domestic tasks, echo the harmonious tones of the exterior landscape.
Similarly, the much-discussed episode showing two jackaroos dancing together before the party could be part of the narrative, as they practice their steps for the upcoming dance, or a shot of the actors rehearsing on the set before shooting the dance scene.
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.
they are called huasos, in Argentina gauchos, in Australia jackaroos
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.That's beginning to change, however, as a growing number of ranches are getting their stockmen back in the saddle to improve the quality of the meat and to economize on fuel costs.
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.
He eventually left the sheep station to become a cameraman at the ABC in Sydney, later returning to the farm to film a documentary about jackaroos.
As time went on, I knew I didn't want to be a jackaroo forever; but I looked at the little camera that had been recording this world I enjoyed so much, and the thought dawned--wouldn't it be great to go round the world recording places and people and things that other people might never get to see themselves, but could experience through film.