Akubra hat in the Cattleman style, made of rabbit fur, fawn in colour; double round plaited leather cord around the base of the crown; six eyelets, three on each side of crown. On the left hand side of the crown is a badge depicting the Longreach Stockman's Hall of Fame. The brim edge is bound with a polyester grosgrain ribbon. The inner leather band has manufacturer's name and the name of the style - 'The Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame'.
CH classification COSTUME Headwear man
W345mm x H90mm
AUSTRALIAN STOCKMAN'S HALL OF FAME \ MADE IN \ AUSTRALIA
History and use
This Akubra was worn by Premier Peter Beattie and was a distinctive feature of his dress. Peter Beattie was born on 18 November 1952, the youngest of seven children. As his parents died when he was young, he lived with his grandmother in Atherton where he attended the local primary and high schools. He attended The University of Queensland, and after working as a lawyer, became State Secretary of the Queensland Labor Party from 1981 to 1988. He was elected to Parliament as the Member for Brisbane Central in 1989 and was appointed as the chair of the Parliamentary Criminal Justice Committee. From July 1995 he served as Health Minister before becoming Opposition Leader on 19 February 1996. He became Premier of Queensland on 26 June 1998 and retired on 13 September 2007. This makes him the second longest serving Premier in the State's history.