Australian Outfit

You could wear anything but you definitely need an Aborigine Corked hat. This hat was invented by the Australian Aborigines. The brim acts as protection from the sun and the dangling corks keep the flies away from your face. We have made two kinds.

1. Using a wide brimmed straw hat we tied string from the brim, about two inches apart. On the end of the string we tied small cork balls, this weighted the string enough to chase the flies away.

2. We used newspaper and masking tape to make brimmed hats. Then we taped the string to the brim, again about two inches apart, and this time we used pony beads at the end of the string.

Both worked well, one more expensive than the other. The girls loved them.

Contributed by:
Cammie Kaiser
Suffolk County Girl Scout Council, Long Island, New York

When our 5th and 6th grade Juniors represented Australia at our area Thinking Day celebration we wore: Contributed by:
Liz Watts
Junior and Cadette/Senior Co-Leader, California, USA
Ex Guider and Adviser, UK

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This page last updated July 2nd, 1999