About the Blundstone Footwear WebsiteBlundstone Boots

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 ripped off.

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 Blundstone boots. 

This is a fan-site, and is not affiliate with the Blundstone Company.


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. 2012.

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