Thanks, Stuart for pointing out the badge.
Can't comment on the sweatband; it is as I purchased it, well worn.
The puggaree with loop looks to be a an original permanant fixture. I have not been able to find a similar helmet with the same bands to compare.
The ball could be white metal it looks tarnished with a lot of polishing and wear though.
Thanks again I have adjusted the add.http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Pith-Helmet- ... CA:AU:1123