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Blundstone hits 150 years

Family-owned Tasmanian boot brand Blundstone is turning 150 this year, and will be celebrating the brand’s heritage throughout 2020. Founded in 1870 by John Blundstone, the business started making fit-for-purpose footwear, and never looked back. Surviving the Great Depression, and fitting out Australian soldiers in two world wars, the business has seen more than many others combined. “I suppose being 150 years old is a pretty big achievement, especially when the economy changes all the time,