Friday, 2 May 2014
The Australian vernacular
Activities throughout the world have their unique vernacular.
The Australian vernacular varies greatly across the Wide, Brown Land and everyone can enjoy the colourful terminology used around the next corner.
If you are enjoying watching the work of Aboriginal Stockmen and Women in the north of the country, (the Top End) you will marvel at their skills.
Aborigines play a big part in the northern cattle industry where they are competent stockmen on the cattle stations.
A Stockman looks after Livestock on large farms called stations.
Stations are owned by graziers.
Drovers herd cattle to market or to different paddocks to graze, and Shearers shear the sheep's wool.
The Americans have Ranches amongst their specific vernacular but American terminology is not welcomed nor used in Australia.