A sundowner is an itinerant worker, also known throughout Australia and New Zealand as a swagman, swaggie or tussocker. These transient temporary workers walked from farm to farm looking for work, often carrying all of their belongings ("swag") with them.

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Mansfield, Katherine. "The Woman at the Store" in The Collected Stories of Katherine Mansfield, pages 464-473. Ware: Wordsworth Classics. 2006.