Poetry Challenge

Learning Intention:

This week we are going to discuss, answer questions and sing the ballad, Waltzing Matilda  by Banjo Paterson

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Success Criteria:

By the end of this week you be able to:

# Answer questions about the meaning of the poem

# take part in a competition (boys v girls) – Sound quality and articulation

Appreciating Poetry

1)What is a swagman?

2) Why is a billabong a good place to camp at?

3) How did the swagmen boil their billy?

4) What does ‘grabbed him with glee’ mean?

5) What kinds of food do you think the swagman  might have in his tucker bag?

6) How did the squatter arrive at the scene.

7) How do we know that the troopers arrived from a different direction than the squatter did?

8) What action of the swagman shows us that he was afraid of going to jail?

9) What do you think was the cause of the swagman’s death?

60 Thoughts.

  1. 1)A homeless person.
    2)Because there is water.
    3) In the sun or with the water from the billabong.
    4)Grabbed him with exitment.
    5)Berries and meat.
    6)On his horse.
    7)Because they were beside the horse with the squatter on it.
    8)He knew that he could not swim so he jumped into the billabong to drown and die.
    9)He couldn’t swim so he drowned in the billabong.

    Jordan.H

  2. 1)What is a swagman?
    A poor man trying to suvive

    2) Why is a billabong a good place to camp at?
    Good food such as kangaroos, kohalers, ec

    3) How did the swagmen boil their billy?
    A sheep

    4) What does ‘grabbed him with glee’ mean?
    So happy

    5) What kinds of food do you think the swagman might have in his tucker bag?
    All sorts of meat

    6) How did the squatter arrive at the scene.
    Charging

    7) How do we know that the troopers arrived from a different direction than the squatter did?
    They tryed to kill him

    8) What action of the swagman shows us that he was afraid of going to jail?
    He jumped in the water

    9) What do you think was the cause of the swagman’s death?
    Because he would,nt give them his tucker

  3. 1) a swag man is someone that is like a hobo and and has an unroll sleeping bag.
    2) you can get water and food
    3) over a fire with water ever they had that could hold water
    4) it means he grabbed the sheep happily
    5) he might have beans, apples and what ever he could find.
    6) he was mounted on his horse
    7) because they came from the side
    8) because he jumped into the billabong
    9) the swagman drowned

  4. 2) because there is a hole of water so that you can easily boil something from the water in the billabong.

  5. 2. Because there is a good view, it’s shady, there is a nice place to catch fish and animals to eat and is grassy.

  6. 1) Someone who carries around a single person sleeping bag and camps
    2) Because you can get fish, food and water to boil and drink whenever you want
    3) He made a fire and put the kettle above the fire to boil it
    4) Pick up happily
    5) Bush tucker
    6) Riding a horse
    7) Because they jumped out of different direction (that’s what the did in the video)
    8) He said you’ll never catch me alive and then purpose drowned
    9) He really didn’t want to go to jail and he though it would be a better idea to die himself instead of dying in jail

  7. 1)someone who carries around a single person sleeping bag and camps
    2)because it has fish/food and water
    3)with a kettle and fire underneath and then put water in it
    4)grabbed happily because some reason
    5)bush tucker
    6)on a horse
    7)because in the video the troopers jumped out of the bush
    8)he said you’ll never catch me alive
    9)he didn’t want to go to jail so he drowned him self

  8. 1) A swagman is a homeless person that moves from location to location to stay safe.
    2) Because there is water and as the song mentions a jumbuck can me to drink from the billabong so other animals would also go to drink from the billabong and he can catch them and cook them.
    3) He lit a fire and the placed the billycan on top of the fire to boil the water.
    4) Grabbed him with glee means to be so excited that you jump up and squeeze it.
    5) Berries, Jumbuck, meat
    6) On his Thoroughbred
    7) Because when they arrived they came after the squatter and they had walked.
    8) He jumped into the billabong and shouted at the squatter and the troopers that they will never take him alive.
    9) He didn’t want to go to jail because he knew the punishment so instead he knew he couldn’t swim so he jumped into the billabong and drowned.

  9. 1) A swagman is a homeless person that maybes goes camping near billabongs.
    2) because there is food, water and usually a place to sleep.
    3) He built a fire and he boiled his billycan on top and then poured water over it so it went out.
    4) The swagman grabbed the jumbuck (sheep) with happiness because he diddnt have any food.
    5) Possibly a berry’s and the jumbuck (sheep).
    6) on his thoroughbred (house)
    7) when the came they were walking after the squatter and jumping up.
    8) He jumped into the billabong and said ‘you’ll never catch me alive’.
    9) He jumped into the billabong and drowned because he couldn’t swim.

  10. 1)A camper all by him self
    2)You have lots of water and food that comes th drink
    3)With fire
    4)Grabed it happily
    5) meat,worms,sheep and other tipes of food
    6)on his horse
    7) i dont no
    8)drowing him self
    9)drowing and not knowing how to swim

  11. 3. He made a fire, had a pot and put some water in that pot then put the pot of water onto the fire.

  12. 1)a person carrying a swag or bundle of belongings.
    2)it is a good place to camp at because there’s a billabong and some food from trees
    3)He got a lighter and burnt the sticks to start a fire
    4)grabbed him with glee means grabbed him with joy
    5)meat from any animal he ate a jumbuck from his tucker bag
    6)Thorobreds
    7)?
    8)when he said you’ll never get me alive
    9)Drowning

  13. 3) step 1
    He made a fire
    Step 2
    Got a pot
    Step 3
    Poured water into it
    Step 4
    Waited till his billy boiled

  14. (1) a hobo
    (2) because you get you billy boiled and you can get a drink.
    (3) that they have a fire
    (4) jumped up happily
    (5) a sheep a apple
    (6) with is berrbread
    (7) he did not
    (8) because he learnt his lesion
    (9) because he dreoned

  15. 1)What is a swagman?
    Someone that doesn’t have much of a life and just camps, instead of living a proper life.

    2) Why is a billabong a good place to camp at?
    Because there is lots of water around you.

    3) How did the swagmen boil their billy?
    With a fire and a pot of some sort.

    4) What does ‘grabbed him with glee’ mean?
    He grabbed the Jumbuck (sheep) and he was happy.

    5) What kinds of food do you think the swagman might have in his tucker bag?
    Raw meat and obviously a Jumbuck.

    6) How did the squatter arrive at the scene.
    Mounted on a horse.

    7) How do we know that the troopers arrived from a different direction than the squatter did?
    The squatter rode Up and the troopers rode down.

    8) What action of the swagman shows us that he was afraid of going to jail?
    He jumped into the billabong and drowned.

    9) What do you think was the cause of the swagman’s death?
    Drowning in the billabong.

  16. 1) A swagman is someone who doesn’t really have a home and just camps on people’s land and eat their livestock.
    2) Because you have an easy access to water and food since the animals have come down to the billabong to drink.
    3) he would have made a fire and put the billy can over it and waited till the water boiled and then he could cook his food
    4) it may mean grabbed him exitedly and with joy that he has food and does not starve.
    5) it says it in the song that he stowed the jumbuck in his tucker bag.
    6) he arrived at the scene on his thoroughbred with his soliders one,two,three,.
    7) because the arrived at the scene behind the squatter mounted in his thoroughbred.
    8) that he though his tucker and jumped into the billabong to try to escape the two so he wouldn’t have to go to jail.
    9) because he jumped into the billabong and drowned since he couldn’t swim since he had no one to teach him how to swim.

  17. 1) someone who doesn’t really have a home and they camp on people’s land and eat their livestock.

    2) because you have an easy access to water and food because the animals come down to drink at the billabong.

    3) he would have made a fire and boiled the water in a billy can to eat his food cooked.

    4) it might mean that he grabbed him with joy that he has found food so he doesn’t starve.

    5) it says it in the song that he put the sheep in his tucker bag.

    6) mounted on his Thorobred with his soldiers 1, 2, 3.

    7) because they arrived at the scene behind the squatter.

    8) that he threw his tucker bag and dived in the billabong so that he couldn’t be caught alive and go to jail.

    9) the cause of the swagmans death was that he jumped into the billabong and he couldn’t swim and he drowned.

  18. 1) I think it a homeless person
    2)becuse it has freash water
    3)make a fire, put the pot on the fire, get water from the biolabong.
    4)grab him with means when he saw the jumbuck and him was surprised but and same time excited
    5)he might have kangaroo, bird, berry and he would get a drink from the biolabong.
    6) maybe he owned the land or the person how do called the police.
    7) you don’t
    8) becuse he jump in the biolabong saying you never take me alive.
    9)he drowned

  19. 1) People that didn’t have any home.
    2) There is food in the billabong.
    3) he make the fire to cook.
    4) The swagman happily catch the jumpback in his turker bag.
    5) Some dry food.
    6) ride on his thoroughbred.
    7) That will be easy to catch and swagman can’t escape.
    8) He jumped into the billabong.
    9) He don’t want go to the jail so he jumped into the billabong.

  20. What is a swagman?
    1. I think a swagman is a homeless person
    Why is a billabong a good place to camp at?
    2. I think a billabong is a good place to camp at because you have fresh water
    How did the swagman boil his billy?
    3. The swagman boiled his billy but making a fire and putting a pot of water on top
    What does ‘grabbed him with glee’ mean?
    4. Grabbed him with glee means he grabbed him with excitement
    What kind of food would you think a swagman would have in his tucker bag?
    5. I think he might have native berries in his tucker bag
    How did the squatter arrive at the scene?
    6. The squatter came to the scene by the owner of the land called the police
    How do you know that the troupers arrived from a different direction then the squatter did?
    7. We don’t
    What action of the swagman shows us that he was affraid of going to jail?
    8. He showed that he was affraid of going to jail by jumping in the billabong
    What do you think was the cause of the swagman so death?
    9. I think the cause of his death was he drowned

  21. 1)What is a swagman?
    A swagman is a homeless person who camps in the outback.

    2) Why is a billabong a good place to camp at?
    It is a good place to camp because there is shelter thee from trees that you normally see at billabong and there is water that animals will drink from which means he can drink water, which you need to live and food which you need, to live.

    3) How did the swagmen boil their billy?
    He boiled it in his billy (pot) over a fire.

    4) What does ‘grabbed him with glee’ mean?
    He grabbed the jumbuck with happiness.

    5) What kinds of food do you think the swagman might have in his tucker bag?
    He might have dead animals and left overs of dead animals, and damper.

    6) How did the squatter arrive at the scene.
    He arrived sitting on his horse.

    7) How do we know that the troopers arrived from a different direction than the squatter did?
    I don’t know

    8) What action of the swagman shows us that he was afraid of going to jail?
    Because he drowned himself.

    9) What do you think was the cause of the swagman’s death?
    I think he did not know how to swim cause no one was there to teach him how to so he drowned himself.

  22. 1) A person that camps in the outback and carries around and sleeps in a swag.

    2) Because you have plenty of water and occasionally livestock come down to drink at the billabong.

    3) Over a fire.

    4) He grabbed the jumbuck with happily.

    5) Damper, the jumbuck, water, meat.

    6) Rode up on his thoroughbred.

    7) The poem said that the squatter rode UP and that the troopers came DOWN.

    8) He jumped into the billabong.

    9) He drowned and committed suicide.

  23. 1) someone who doesn’t really have a home and they camp on people’s land and eat their livestock.

    2) because you have an easy access to water and food because the animals come down to drink at the billabong.

    3) he would have made a fire and boiled the water in a billy can to eat his food cooked.

    4) it might mean that he grabbed him with joy that he has found food so he doesn’t starve.

    5) it says it in the song that he put the sheep in his tucker bag.

    6) mounted on his Thorobred with his soldiers 1, 2, 3.

    7) because they arrived at the scene behind the squatter.

    8) that he threw his tucker bag and dived in the billabong so that he couldn’t be caught alive and go to jail or be hung up or given a death penalty for stealing someone else’s livestock.

    9) the cause of the swagmans death was he drowned since he counldn’t swim because he had no one taught him how to swim.

  24. Q1) a poor person carrying a swag and lives in harsh environments.

    Q2) a bilibong is a good place to camp at because there is a large water supply there and animals will come there regularly to drink.

    Q3) he hung up his billy with some wet sticks above a hot fire.

    Q4) the swagman grabbed the jumbuck and got really happy because he had something to eat.

    Q5) I think the swagman might have things like stale bread and bits of raw meat in his tucker bag.

    Q6) the squatter rode on to the scene on his thoroughbred.

    Q7) we know that the troopers arrived from a different direction than the squatter because the squatter was on his horse and the troopers were on foot. Another reason is the troopers would have needed to surround the swagman to stop him from running away.

    Q8) it is obvious the swagman was afraid of going to jail because he jumped into the billabong and drowned himself.

    Q9) the swagman died from drowning in the billabong.

  25. 1) it is a homeless person who carries a tucker bag and a sleeping bag.
    2) there water to drink and there’s animals to eat and it is a shady place to camp.
    3) put a fire under a can of food, so it can boil.
    4) the jumbuck attracted his attention and was happy.
    5) can of beans, stew, stale bread.
    6) Mounted on his thoughbred(he sat his wild horse.
    7) because we saw them come from different directions and stood next their leader ready to attack.
    8) he was afraid of a penalty of Death and didn’t realise that he couldn’t swim so he gave him an own penalty of Death.
    9) he couldn’t swim so he died while drowning.

  26. 1) It is a person out in the bush that has a swag to sleep in and is a squatter or someone that was kicked out of their home.

    2) It has fresh water to drink and animals go and drink there so you could catch a kangaroo to eat.

    3) Because it heats his food up so he can eat it.

    4) Because he might have been hungry so it was like a miracle to him good quality lamb to eat.

    5) Native berries, bit of kangaroo and of course Jumbuck.

    6) On his Thoroughbred with his sword in the air.

    7) We don’t know which way they both came from.

    8) That he sprang himself in the billabong and he said that they would never take him alive.

    9) He jumped in and landed on a rock or he drowned cause he tried to hold his breath or they stabbed him.

  27. Q1) what is a swagman?
    A1) a poor man who doesn’t own any land and has to camp on everyone else’s land.

    Q2) why is a billabong a good place to camp at?
    A2) because it has clear water and nice, huge and healthy tree’s to sleep under.

    Q3) how did the swagmen boil there billy?
    A3) they make a fire and put a pot under over the fire and fill the pot with water.

    Q4) what does ‘grabbed him with glee’ mean?
    A4) it means he grabbed him really excitedly and was really happy that he found him.

    Q5) what kinds of food do you think a swagman might have in his tucker bag?
    A5) maybe some seeds, berries and fruits.

    Q6) how did I the squatter arrive at the scene?
    A6) the squatter arrived mounted on his thoroughbred.

    Q7) how do we know that the troopers arrived from a different direction than the squatter did?
    A7) because the troopers came after the squatter and might have come from a different police station of base camp.

    Q8) what action of swagman shows us that he was afraid of going to jail?
    A8) he sprang into the billabong and said ” You’ll never catch me alive ” but he could not swim so he drowned in the billabong.

    Q9) what do you think was the cause of the swagman’s death?
    A9) he drowned in the billabong because he could not swim.

  28. 1) a man that carrys a swag around the place
    2) because there it’s lots of food and water
    3)by making a fire and putting his pot on it

  29. 1.A homeless person
    2. Shelter, water and sometimes food
    3. With a fire
    4. Grabbed him happily
    5.Meat
    6.From a Thoroughbred
    7. ” Up road the squatter ” and ” Down came the troopers ”
    8. Jumped into the bilibong
    9. He could not swim

  30. 1. A homeless person.
    2. Fresh water, shelter, sometimes food.
    3. With a fire
    4. Happy about grabbing him
    5. Meat
    6. On a thourogh bred (horse)
    7. “Up rode a squatter” and “down came the troopers”
    8. He jumped into the billabong.
    9. He couldn’t swim ~ drowned.

  31. 7)because of the angle
    8) he said you’ll never take me alive
    9) he couldn’t swim so he drowned

  32. 1.a person carrying a swag or bundle of belongings
    2.because it has alot of water and a lot of animals go there to drink so you can catch the animals and eat them
    3.they made a campfire and put the billy on the hot coals
    4.he grabbed the jumbuck and was really happy when he did it
    5.bread, meat, lamb,
    6.he rode on his thoroughbred
    7.because it says “UP rode the squatter” and “DOWN came the trooper
    8.he jumped in a billabong and he knew he couldn’t swim
    9.he couldn’t swim so he drowned

  33. 1.A person carrying a swag or bundle.
    2.because it is easy to get a drink and easy to get water for the billy.
    3.by putting water in the billy and putting it of a fire.
    4.took him with happiness.
    5.bread,meat and lamb
    6.On his thoroughbred.
    7.The troopers came down and the squatter rode up.
    8.He jumped into a billabong and he drowned because he couldn’t swim.
    9.He couldn’t swim so he drowned.

  34. Awnser
    1. Poor Man
    2. Cause You Are Right Next To The Water
    3. He Started A Fire
    4. Grabed Him Happily
    5. Stuff That Never Goes Off
    6. On A Camping Trip
    7. Because They Came From A Diffrent Directions
    8. His Facial Expresions
    9. He Stayed Under Water To Long

  35. 1) a swagman is a a homeless person
    2) There is lots of water and animals that drink from it
    3) using a little fire under a pot of water
    4) he was happy he had something to eat
    5) beef
    6) on a thoroughbred which is an expensive breed of horse
    7) we know because they said it in separate lines
    8) he jumped into the billabong so he didn’t get arrested
    9) he died because he didn’t know how to swim

  36. 1(An homeless man that lives in a swag.
    2(There is good fish to eat and a good water source.
    3(He started a fire and put the billy on the fire.
    4(He grabbed the sheep with happiness .
    5(Meat
    6(He arrived on the horses with 3 troopers.
    7(It said (down came the squatter) and (up rode the troopers 1, 2, 3)
    8(He jumps in the water but he drown because he does not know how to swim.
    9(Drowning.

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