Roos & Boomers

My youth matches that of Kate Jennings, down to the Bathurst burr on the end of the hoe. Later, in the ’80s, I lived on a station 100 kilometres from Broken Hill. Kate uses the word “boomer” three times to mean a large roo. I’ve drunk with roo shooters and I’ve been involved in roo research, but I’ve never heard “boomer” used outside a Rolf Harris song.

Charlie Carter

Alice Springs, NT

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