10 Fascinating Tidbits About Australia You Need to Know



The Rum Corps

Originally, Australia was nothing more than a penal colony for the British, but that changed after a short period. The Rum Corps, and their leader John Macarthur, refused to let go of their land, supplies, and workforce to the British. In a massive battle against the British, the Rum Corps helped the island become a nation.

Ugg Boots

Ugg Boots are uggly, as most men can attest to. Believe it or not, ugg boots were created by Australian farmers who wanted sheepskin to keep themselves warm. Surfers in the country then used cotton for warmth, and then the boot spread to America.