The Vandenberg brand pays tribute to the amazing four-generation story of the Vandenberg family – from surviving a ship-wreck to Richie Vandenberg captaining the Hawthorn Hawks football club back to Premiership success. Focused on family, adventure, and relationships, the brand celebrates people being a part of something bigger than themselves.
In 1857 The Koning Willem II foundered on the rocks of the Limestone Coast, after parting with her anchor in a westerly gale. Ari Vandenberg was one of the nine survivors. As he looked back at the wreck that had almost claimed his life, he vowed to tame this wild land and make his mark upon it.
At the outbreak of World War Two, eking out a post – depression living, 6 Vandenberg brothers and their father left for war. Seeing no other option but to fight for their country they were so proud of. A timeless symbol of reward, gallantry & bravery in the face of adversity, the range captures the heroic nature of the 6 Vandenberg brothers.