It's rare these days to visit a tourist spot that isn't selling a souvenir hat. These can be a very practical purchase particularly if you find yourself in a sunny environment without a hat but some people collect these like others collect spoons.
We didn't set out to collect tourist hats but we seem to so often be somewhere on a hot day without a hat and another is bought. The hats in the photo are but a few we have ended up with over the years.
They are some of the most practical souvenirs to be bought except perhaps tea towels, all of which we use until they are thread bare.
I want one now that says 'Back of Bourke' and fingers crossed I shall have it soon.
No. I simply can't see the point and the hoarder who shall remain nameless has dozens of the damned things rolling all over the place anyway. I do have one which came with a package to an air show but I have never worn it.