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Jackeroo

A jackeroo is an apprentice to a sheep farm in Australia.

The big estate on which sheep or cattle are reared in large numbers are always called "station," and not farms; the owner is always the "boss"; and the men who work for them are "stockmen," and never shepherds or cowmen, although you are quite in order if you speak to them as "hands".

The land over which the sheep roam is the "run". A large station will probably be divided into what should be called in Britain "fields," but which the jackeroo soon learns to call " padocks".

The life of a jackeroo of Australia, likes the rancher of Canada and the veld-rider of south Africa, if we may say.
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