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Akubra – An Aussie icon: A Talk by Dr Lisa Murray

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by Vanessa M (subscribe)
I am always looking out for new experiences, wherever I may find myself.

City Historian Lisa Murray will chart the history of the iconic Akubra hat in a public talk at Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts (also known as SMSA). It will take place on Tuesday February 5, from 12.30pm to 1.30pm, and costs nothing to attend.

An Australian icon, the Akubra is synonymous with the Outback and rural Australia. It has been incorporated into Olympic uniforms and is even presented to foreign diplomats as souvenirs.

However, for decades, the Akubra was made in Sydney (first in Surry Hills and later in Waterloo), where Dr Murray is the City Historian and holds the Chair of the Dictionary of Sydney Trust. This talk is part of research towards her publication on the history of South Sydney.

If you would like to attend the talk, you will find Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts on Pitt Street in Sydney's CBD.
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Why? Learn more about the Akubra hat
When: Tuesday February 5, 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Where: Mitchell Theatre at Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts (SMSA)
Cost: Free
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