rouseabout

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rouseabout

(ˈraʊsəˌbaʊt)
n
1. (Agriculture) Austral and NZ an unskilled labourer in a shearing shed. Also called: roustabout
2. (Professions) Austral and NZ an unskilled labourer in a shearing shed. Also called: roustabout
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During the summer shearing season, shearers and labourers (called rouseabouts) were engaged for a period of weeks at each station's shearing shed.
From here, Charlie, one of the rouseabouts, and Mary the domestic helper were seen holding hands on the stool beside the wall.