"Love is the greatest gift when given. It is the highest honor when received." - Fawn Weaver
‘Akubra is an Australian brand of bush hat, whose wide-brimmed styles are a distinctive part of Australian culture, especially in rural areas.
The name is believed to be derived from an Aboriginal word for head covering.’
They are often worn by hunters, farmers, graziers, horsemen, stockmen on the land.
The Importance of My Akubra
& Country Clothing
Handcrafted hats. Proudly Australian. Worn the world over. Family-owned for over 140 years.
Not only is the Akubra hat a staple piece of clothing worn in the Australian bush, it symbolises life in rural & outback Australia: courage, determination, perseverance, and self-reliance. It is a source of pride for all Australians.
The Akubra bears very special meaning to me.
From my very first purchase in early 2019 the Akubra has become synonymous with my journey’s evolution, and it proudly represents my very close affinity, bond and connection over four years to regional, rural, and remote Australia.
It is the farmers’ hands on my head and shoulders, and its people saying, “Keep going Selina! We’ve got you, and get on with it, there is hope for us all.”
Not a day goes by that I am not wearing my faithful Akubra, RM Willams boots, and have beside me my trucker caps.
I feel lost when I am not wearing my Akubra or have it with me on the front dashboard of my car. Sometimes I actually get asked, “Where is your hat’’ or, “Why aren’t you wearing it, Selina? We did not recognise you at first!”
What an incredible honour.
Note: I am not sponsored by or working for AKUBRA.