From jackaroo + -esse (“feminine suffix”). Only the plural appears in Lawson. The singular form jackarooesse (not jackarooess) is as listed by Baker.
jackarooesse (plural jackarooesses) (Australia, obsolete, rare) A female jackaroo. 1910, Henry Lawson, The Exciseman, in The Rising of the Court and Other Sketches in Prose and Verse Project Gutenberg eBook #7447, These, and a big bucket-handled frying-pan and a few rusty convict-time arms on the slab walls, were mostly to amuse jackaroos and jackarooesses, and let them think they were getting into the Australian-dontcherknow at last.
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