It’s not a small achievement for AKUBRA to insist on making hat for more than 140 years. As a family-run business, it has been operated by the Keir family for five generations. Although their hats are manufactured in a tiny town in NSW but, being a symbolic part of Australia, they have customers all over the world. Owing to it’s becoming popular, AKUBRA transforms to a larger corporation in Bourke Street, Waterloo with highly developed manufacture volume; particularly as a result of Slouch hats which were fashionable during World War I, it set up an association with the armed forces that persist up to now. After Dunkerley dies in 1925, ownership of the business was transferred to Stephen Keir I.