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 ...
He gets to know him in a way few others do, although at one point Bertie thinks the "jumped-up jackeroo" has crossed the line.
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 (2.30) is by Derby winner Galileo and ought to appreciate today's 7f trip which is not something you can say about many of the other runners.
It was an attempt by Clarke at obtaining experience at being a jackeroo. It had become a traditional way of introducing an English 'new chum' to the life of the colony.
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. So Packer may be friends with Tom Cruise - apparently he was an extra in The Last Samurai - dabbled with the Church of Scientology, and married (and separated from) a swimsuit model before becoming engaged to another model.
(22) For readers not familiar with the uniquely Australian occupation of "jackeroo," the New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary [1993] offers the following definition: "a novice on a sheep-station or cattle-station." Typically such employees were involved in assisting with general station tasks.
(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. A large number of Lawson's characters belong to these types, and it can be reasonably claimed that bush literature found its most disseminating and popular author precisely in Henry Lawson.
Normal pork chops become Jackeroo Chops, and every other item is described as being "on the barbee." And while the poor ignorant saps over at Chili's are stuck eating Awesome Blossoms, Outback customers get authentic Australian Bloomin' Onions as vehicles for their Ranch dressing.
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.