1853 Brothers, James and Thomas Cuthbertson set sail from England on the 'Corramandel' bound for Melbourne but landed in Hobart Town, blown off course in the roaring forties. James Cuthbertson commenced his own business, making and importing shoes. James married, had two sons, and bequeathed the now flourishing business to his first-born, James II. 1979 Blundstone became the first Australian footwear manufacturer to receive a Design Award from the Industrial Design Council of Australia.
Blundstone continues to expand around the globe, currently selling to over 50 countires across five continents. Despite growing to become one of the world's most recognisable boot brands, the company retains its Tasmanian roots and its family values.