swaggie


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Synonyms for swaggie

an itinerant Australian laborer who carries his personal belongings in a bundle as he travels around in search of work

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Another case, from Charleville in 1896, involved Gordon Frank, a guest at the Union hotel who was drinking in the public bar with a swaggie, Henry Thompson.
Youths and men became itinerant workers and fortune seekers, the swaggies of the bush ethos, always on the tracks linking settlements, sleeping rough and begging shelter.
Matilda travels in to the heartland of rural Australia and finds her father who has turned swaggie.