swagman


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

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Thirsty Swagman, the company offering the packages, has chosen the best available hotels closest to the festival ground.
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'.
Arranged by Australian touring company Thirsty Swagman, the "Around the World in 60 Pubs" tour will visit more than 60 of the world's best pubs and bars.
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.
When a close third to Our Jolly Swagman at Newton Abbot, Vandante was beaten by a lesser margin than the ground he lost when dragging his hind legs in the water.
In her re-reading of our 'real' national anthem, Anne Summers suggests that although Australians have championed the swagman as the underdog, this character could also be thought of as a wayward, licentious male drifter, licensed to roam beyond the civilising forces of responsibility and matrimony.
The SWAGMAN Farm Model has also been used to evaluate the financial and environmental trade-offs for effective conjunctive water management in the Rechna Doab.
This focus on the domesticity of death's arrangements is found in the imagery of Lawson's title poem, "The Lonely Crossing," in which a swagman stops at a river and experiences a vision of "a snow-white chariot trending / Its wind-made way o'er the wedgewood blue" (p.
His pal Eddie Sherwin, 25, from Raheeny, Dublin said the hostel had been rechristened from the Jolly Swagman to the Jolly Shagman.