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station hand Line breaks: sta|tion hand

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Definition of station hand in English:


Australian /NZ
A worker on a large sheep or cattle farm.
Example sentences
  • I found out that the work of a station hand involves just about all aspects of hard work - mustering sheep, gathering wood and water, doing running repairs on houses and buildings.
  • Originally trained as an accountant, the Liberal candidate for Gaven in the 2004 Queensland election has also been a station hand on the family property.
  • The second of the 12 children of Henry Albury, ‘a good old Kentish yeoman’ as she afterwards described him, and his wife Harriet, Louisa was born near Mudgee, NSW, where her father worked as a station hand.
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