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Collins Street cocky

noun one who owns a country property, often for tax loss purposes, but who lives and works in Melbourne. Compare Pitt Street farmer, Queen Street bushie. Also, Collins Street grazier, Collins Street farmer. [name of a street in central Melbourne]
Contributor's comments: In W.A. 'St.Georges Terrace Cocky' is the same thing.

Contributor's comments: Used on King Island, at least till I left in the mid 70s, to refer to all absentee property owners.

Contributor's comments: [Western District informant] Someone who lived in Melbourne and carried out farming as more of a hobby. Collins Street being a well-to-do street in the Melbourne CBD. This term would predate 'hobby farmer' : "He's just a Collins Street Farmer."
Pitt Street farmer

noun one who owns a country property, often for tax loss purposes, but who lives and works in Sydney. Compare Collins Street cocky, Queen Street bushie. [name of a street in central Sydney]

Contributor's comments: I described my father as a Pitt Street farmer since at least 1975. He bought a small farm 100 km from Sydney and went there every weekend from the southern suburbs of Sydney.
Queen Street bushie

noun one who owns a country property, often for tax loss purposes, but who lives and works in Brisbane. Compare Collins Street cocky, Pitt Street farmer. Also, Queen Street cocky. [from Queen Street, a major street in the city of Brisbane]

Contributor's comments: Also used for the people in the city who own and drive 4WD's and never leave the city.
St Georges Terrace cocky

one who owns a country property, often for tax loss purposes, but who lives and works in Perth. Compare Pitt Street farmer, Queen Street bushie, Collins Street cocky.

Contributor's comments: St Georges Terrace Cowboy. What you might call the owner of the Dalkeith Diesel. Drives his 4WD into the city, never takes it off road. St Georges Tce is one of the main business districts in the CBD of Perth.