About the Blundstone Footwear Website
This site came into existence for the love of blunnies. Outside
of the official www.blundstone.com website, there is
just not much dedicated information available to people if they are
interested in buying a pair.
That's why this website was created. It's a one-stop-shop for
product reviews and purchase. It is affiliated with Amazon, a name
we all know and trust, and it is Amazon who handles all of the
transactions and shipping, so you don't need to worry about getting
The whole purpose of this site is to make it easier for people
to get real information, not to mention a real bargain, with their
This is a fan-site, and is not affiliate with the Blundstone
More About the Blundstone Company
The Blundstone company originated
from companies set up by several free settlers, who emigrated from
England to Tasmania.
John and Eliza Blundstone arrived in
Hobart Town from Derbyshire, England on 14 October 1855. John
Blundstone worked as a coachbuilder until 1870, when he began
importing footwear from England later manufacturing boots in
Hobart's Liverpool Street.
By 1892, Blundstone's eldest son,
Sylvanus, had joined him in business, and the pair formed J.
Blundstone & Son, manufacturing boots in two outlets on Collins
Street, later buying a purpose-built two story factory on Campbell
Street. The company's importation arm was run by John's other son,
William, as W.H. Blundstone & Co.
Both companies initially prospered,
but at the turn of the century, they found themselves in financial
difficulty. J. Blundstone & Son was bought in 1901 by the Cane
family of ironmongers, and W.H. Blundstone & Co. went bankrupt
in 1909. The Canes ran the company until the Great Depression in
Australia caused a downturn in profits, which once again saw the
company sold. The buyers were two brothers: James T.J. and Thomas
Cuthbertson,who purchased the business in 1932. They were grandsons
of James Cuthbertson an English settler who set out for Melbourne,
but was apparently blown off course by the Roaring Forties and
landed in Hobart instead in 1853, where he had also set up a
shoemaking and importing business.
The Cuthbertson brothers set about
amalgamating their companies' manufacturing operations, retaining
the Blundstone name for the company's tannery in South Hobart, and
the current factory and headquarters in Moonah.
Source: Wikipedia contributors.
"Blundstone Footwear." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia.
Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 15 May. 2012. Web. 12 Jun.