overlander

overlander
/ˈoʊvəlændə / (say 'ohvuhlanduh)

noun
1. a drover bringing stock overland, especially through remote areas, as from the Northern Territory to Adelaide: *When the Overlanders gather / In the wide and dusty plain, / When tomorrow's never mentioned, / And they never speak of rain, / When the blazing sun is setting / Like a disc of shining brass, / They wouldn't steal a copper, / But they all steal grass –j. murray allison, 1925.
2. Obsolete someone who travelled overland from another state.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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