Up jumped the swagman and sprang into that billabong.
‘You’ll never catch me alive!’ said he.


Billabong – After a river or creek has flooded and then receded once again, sometimes, in some places, nearby hollows remain flooded with nowhere for the water to drain out of. This is a billabong – an old creekbed or flooded hollow that remains after the flood has gone. Sometimes they last for years.