Joyce, whose support base rests in Australia's traditionally conservative rural areas, wore his trademark Akubra
bushman's hat as he spoke to journalists in Armidale, the farming town he represents about 485 km (300 miles) northeast of Sydney.
A 6-year-old Dolly starred in a well-known ad campaign for the wide-brimmed rabbit-fur Akubra
hat - one of Australia's most recognisable companies.
Child model Amy Everett, who was once the face for the iconic Australian outback hat firm Akubra
, killed herself after being a victim of cyberbullying.
Greeting participants at the front door of the hospital were two midwives in Driza-Bone coats, their Akubra
hats filled with gum flowers.
slants against the sun as he shuffles toward the trestle bearing cups of tea, coffee and milk, "If we couldn't protect our own business, we had Buckley's chance of protecting the community, and the environment".
Charles also embraced the life of the bushwhacker, donning an iconic akubra
hat - synonymous with rural workers - when the Royal couple visited the Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame, a heritage centre chronicling the settlers who started cattle farming in the Outback.
When he travelled to Australia, he also received headgear, this time in the shape of a traditional Akubra
The meeting came during a concert in Toowoomba when the prince accepted a traditional Akubra
hat to huge applause from the crowd.
There he heard emotional tales of loss, including a man whose wife and two children were swept to their death by the torrent, before being presented with an Akubra
hat at a "spirit-raising event" in the town of Toowoomba.
One club member was wearing an Akubra
-- a traditional Australian farmer's hat -- and passed that round the crowd to collect money.
Then, Oprah Winfrey touched down on Hamilton Island wearing an Akubra
hat in perfect Whitsundays weather--a sunny 28 degrees and a blue sea.
Bob Katter took off his Akubra
and scratched his head.