Akubra

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Akubra

(əˈkuːbrə)
n
trademark a brand of Australian hat
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Next, we return to the title of the study asking: why Akubras to hard hats?
Akubras, the iconic Australian outback hats, are de rigueur for the sensible racegoer in the strong sun, but there are plenty of fascinators for the Fashions on the Field contest and even, incongruously, the odd top hat and tails.
Protesting against a ban on their environmentally damaging activities in the alpine regions of Victoria, the group mobilised a range of national mythologies, the lot making it appear as if the set of McLeod's Daughtershad been relocated to Melbourne's urbane heart: Drizabones, Akubras, R.M.
This revival can be seen in the popularity of films such as The Man From Snowy River, the transformation of rural work clothes like Drizabones, akubras and riding boots into fashion items, the confidence of Australian country music, the explosion of domestic outback tourism.