Two of my three old pairs of Tasmanian-made Blundstone boots now have worn-out, leaky soles (no big deal—the first ones I bought are more than nine years old, and the newest ones are almost six, and are still going strong), so I bought a new pair:
They're rather red (the first time I've seen them in that colour), and super-shiny from waterproofing wax, but will dull down a bit with time. Blundstones remain the most comfortable and useful footwear I've ever owned.
Alas, this pair, while of apparently equal quality to my old ones and just as expensive, was not made in Australia, but in Vietnam, something I didn't notice until I got home. I had simply assumed that "Blunnies" were still Tasmanian in origin, as they had been for well over 100 years. Bad assumption: the globalization of manufacturing marches on.
Though, had I seen the tag at the store, I'd still probably have bought them anyway.