Blundstone celebrates 150 years of making boots

​The humble Blundstone boot, often warmly referred to as Blunnies, is this year marking 150 years since its leather designs first hit the nation's factory floors.

But many Australians might not realise there's a long history behind the muddy leather boots that sit on the back verandah of so many homes.

Blundstone is a Tasmanian brand that began in 1870 in a building that still sits in one of the main streets of Hobart.

​Key points:
  • Blundstone's 1870 original home still stands in a Hobart main street
  • From early beginnings, the company now produces 3 million boots a year
  • Many Blundstone lines are made at overseas sites but gumboots are still made in Hobart
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