Green’s Dictionary of Slang

bogey n.2

also bogie
[‘Bogey is a loan word from Dharuk/Eora meaning to wash, it came to the NT with Australian pidgin English, a lingua franca in the early days of settlement in the Top End' AWM (1993)]

1. a bathe, a wash.

[Aus]Bell’s Life in Sydney 13 Mar. 2/5: The culinary department is under the immediate superintendance [sic] of the spirited owner of the Ex-PREMIER, who May be seen every Sunday [...] taking a ‘bogee’ precisely at sun-rise.
[UK]A. Harris Emigrant Family I 145: A ‘Bogie,’ [...] I suppose must be aboriginal also. [...] Its signification is a bathe.
[Aus]W.M. Howell Diggings and the Bush 247: Florence was much amused the other evening by her enquiring if she (Floy) was going down to the water to have a ‘bogey’. Flory was much puzzled till she found out that a ‘bogey’, in colonial phraseology, meant a bath.
J.A. Edwards Gilbert Cogger 149: Gilbert and his two companions decided to have a bogie; they accordingly began to swim about in a large water-hole.
[Aus]G. Boothby On the Wallaby 246: An hour’s sharp tennis (for these Queenslanders are never tired) prepares the body for the evening bath, or bogie as it is usually called.
[Aus]‘Miles Franklin’ My Brilliant Career 142: As the weather got hot, we went for bogeys in a part of the river two miles distant.
[Aus]Truth (Sydney) 11 Aug. 3/6: He may risk taking a bogie once a year or be induced to change his sox once a quarter.
[Aus]Bulletin (Sydney) 22 May 24/1: A boar was discovered by two of us having a bogey in a 16,000-yard tank about five miles from the river.
[UK]M. Forrest Hibiscus Heart 115: ‘Oh don’t loll there and drivel, Bee . . . for Heavens’s sake come for a bogie.’ They collected towels and bathing suits and went down to the creek.
[Aus]Baker Popular Dict. Aus. Sl. 11: Bogie, a swim, a bath, or wash.
[UK]H.G. Lamond Towser the Sheep Dog 136: We’ll go down to the water-hole and have a bogey.
[Aus]N. Pulliam I Travelled a Lonely Land (1957) 230/2: bogie – a swim or bath.
[Aus]D. Stuart Prince of my Country 110: Take a bogey ... there; keep an eye on your soap, the gins are always pinching mine [AND].
[Aus]G. Mackenzie Aurukun Diary 36: A bogey is the Queensland out-back word for a bath or bathe [AND].
[Aus]Aus. Word Map [Internet] 2. a bath or swim: I'm going to have a bogey. 3. a rock pool for swimming in.

2. a bathing-place, a bath; often in compounds.

[Aus]Maitland Mercury (NSW) 14 Dec. 2/4: Some time ago the fair sex took possession of the bogey hole, but in consequence of the practice referred to being daily resorted to, they were obliged to abandon the place.
[Aus]Newcastle Chron. (NSW) 28 Mar. 2/3: While Dr. Thomas [...] was taking his customary bath in the Bogie hole [...] a wave of great magnitude and force broke over the edge of the rocks, and [...] dashed him down beside the edge of the bath hole, bruising and lacerating him severely.
[Aus]Australasian (Melbourne) 29 Oct. 24/1: To Correspondents [...] Bogie-hole (or bathing-place) we cannot account for, though it is in universal use in the bush.
[Aus](con. 1830s) Truth (Sydney) 3 Jan. 4/4: The man in the act of bathing in the bogie hole was the assigned servant of a settler.
[Aus]Sun. Times (Sydney) 5 Sept. 3/2: CASTLEFIELD SUBDIVISION [...] Close to surf-bathing, swimming baths, bogie-hole [...] and all kinds of sport.
[Aus]Townsville Dly Bulletin (Qld) 19 Dec. 9/5: The youngsters have now bogie-holes in plenty, and all diversities in fauma and flora that follows copious downpours.
[Aus]Baker Popular Dict. Aus. Sl. 11: Bogie, [...] (2) A swimming hole, a bath. Also, ‘bogiehole’, ‘bogiehouse’.
[Aus]Baker Aus. Lang. 223: Then there are the aboriginal words which we have borrowed and extended in meaning, e.g. [...] bogiehole, a swimming hole, bogiehouse, a bathroom, and bogieing, bathing.
see sense 1.