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Synonyms for swagman

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

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Swagman, don't get my farm sheep, cos I want them for woolly blankets and we want them to have babies.
Thirsty Swagman, the company offering the packages, has chosen the best available hotels closest to the festival ground.
Drinking tours are popular throughout the world, with companies like Thirsty Swagman offering around the world pub crawls or "drinking adventures" in Asia, Europe, and the US.
Recent publication of the diaries of The Welsh Swagman drew attention to the Welsh in Australia.
Numerous narratives of pioneering days are comically enlisted, for instance when a vengeful swagman burns down the McKenzie-Dart property where the Worts live and work.
Keniry, who is now based in the north, rode out his claim at Plumpton on course specialist Our Jolly Swagman in 2001, and said: "We weren't out of first gear.
Q A friend says he once saw a film in the 50s called Once A Jolly Swagman.
He's a sort of modern-day swagman, you see; renounced civilization and lives on half o' nothin'.
It all becomes clear when we investigate the meaning of terms such as swagman, jumbuk, billabong, and waltzing matilda itself.
When he returned from studying at USC he made a short film called And The Ghost May Be Heard (1973), a surrealistic enactment of a swagman displaced from his billabong and forced into a city of freeways, trams and technology.
During the same year, at "Dagworth" station near Winton, he wrote the ballad "Waltzing Matilda" to the tune of an old marching song and based on a true story of the death of a swagman who drowned in a billabong from the weight of his clothes when fleeing from two troopers aim an Aboriginal tracker after stealing a sheep.
Unlike the anti-authoritarian swagman of Waltzing Matilda's haunting colonial theme, the G.
PLEASANT HILL - Zeth Swagman scored in the 70th minute to give the Billies the victory.
We even had a long-distance bugle duel with the Aussie blower giving everyone Advance Australia Fair, Waltzing Matilda and Once a Jolly Swagman, and his British opponent at the other end of the ground responding with Rule Britannia, Jerusalem and Land of Hope and Glory.