This is the story of the history-making hat that has been a part of Australian life since 1912. In Akubra Is Australian for Hat, Grenville Turner takes us on a journey with this unique Australian institution.
Aussies have lived, loved, and died under their Akubras, and wearing one has been a longstanding tradition throughout the continent. The Akubra does it all. It provides shade from the harsh Australian sun, works as a fan on a hot day, keeps snakes at bay, serves as a water jug for a horse, and swats away flies. It can even be worn as a hat. Go figure.
This book isn't just about history. Its tone is witty and lighthearted, and breathes that famous Aussie attitude--you'll have no worries as long as you have your Akubra in hand (or on head.)
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Grenville Turner is regarded as one of Australia's leading landscape and documentary photographers. His work has been exhibited throughout Australia, Europe, and the United States, and has been published in many leading magazines including National Geographic, Time, Fortune, Esquire, and Conde Nast's Traveller. He is the author of Australia Take a Bow, Wildlight, Across the Top, Sydney, and Bali--Paradise Rediscovered.
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