The Jackaroo

The Jackaroo

Author: Owen Genty

Publisher: Owen Genty

ISBN: 0473114291

Category: Cloncurry Region (Qld.)

Page: 166

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Jackaroo; n. a male station hand. That is according to the "Australian Slang Dictionary' whereas the Macquarie Dictionary gives a more realistic version. " A jack of all trades". Certainly a jackaroo is far more than 'a male station hand', which will be evident as the reader moves through this recount of the writer's five years of 'Station Management Apprenticeship"', possibly a more precise definition of the word. ('Station" being a large sheep and/or cattle property/ranch). The origin of the word 'jackaroo' has been debated as long as the word has been in existence, but the most popular belief is that early English migrants, who worked on stations in the Australian Outback, were given the name of "Jack Raw", being raw to the ways of the Australian bush. One such English migrant, whose name was Jack Carew may have had an influence on the foundation of the word. There is also the more recent female counterpart, known as a jillaroo. It is however, generally agreed that the word has no connection with the famed Australian icon, the kangaroo.
The Jackaroo
Language: en
Pages: 166
Authors: Owen Genty
Categories: Cloncurry Region (Qld.)
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-01-01 - Publisher: Owen Genty

Jackaroo; n. a male station hand. That is according to the "Australian Slang Dictionary' whereas the Macquarie Dictionary gives a more realistic version. " A jack of all trades". Certainly a jackaroo is far more than 'a male station hand', which will be evident as the reader moves through this
Jackaroo
Language: en
Pages: 291
Authors: Cynthia Voigt
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1985 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

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Language: en
Pages: 104
Authors: Roger Coote
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-09-22 - Publisher: Lulu.com

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The Journal of a Jackaroo
Language: en
Pages: 228
Authors: Frank Hives, Gascoigne Lumley
Categories: Agricultural laborers
Type: BOOK - Published: 1930 - Publisher:

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Authors: Frank Hives, Gascoigne Lumley
Categories: Australia
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