Australian pith helmet

manufacturer: Mountcastle PTY Ltd, Queensland, Australia
size: 6 5/8

Leather-covered pith helmet, manufactured in Australia in the early or mid 1900's. Manufacturer's address on label inside, with three previous owner/wearer's names written: S.K. Godfrey; Templeton; and then another weird word with non-English lettering. Leather chinstrap, liner band complete, top knob unscrews for replacement with dress spike, attachment marks from a missing badge on the front. Overall in excellent condition.
I went a bit crazy one year, buying pith helmets so I'd have one to wear in the hot Texas summers. This helmet was part of that mania. Funny thing is, I almost never wear hats.

identified as a 1970's Queensland police helmet by the purchaser