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boundary rider

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Definition of boundary rider in English:

noun

Australian /NZ
A person employed to maintain the outer fences of a cattle or sheep station.
Example sentences
  • Charles came to Australia in 1869 and eventually found employment as a boundary rider at Mount Gipps Station near Silverton.
  • He pegged the first mineral lease at Broken Hill, NSW, while working as a boundary rider in September 1883.
  • The reason for the speedy growth was mining - a boundary rider was checking the fences and found silver, zinc and lead.

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