This hand-made leather hat was worn by Peter Auty regularly, and to Flowerdale residents it is an iconic symbol of Peter.

Part of a collection that documents the life of Peter Auty, illustrating his colourful and interesting life, and why he was well loved by his community, recognized in the Victorian Parliament, and awarded two medals posthumously for the important role he played on and following Black Saturday. This collection forms part of the Victorian Bushfires Collection. This large and diverse collection was established following Black Saturday and includes a multi-disciplinary collection of artefacts, images and stories to record the experience and impact of bushfires across Victoria's landscape, ecology and history.

Physical Description

Wide brimmed hat, hand-made with many different types and colours of leather (brown, red, silver, orange, black. Well worn.

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