The Rum Corps Wallpaper – Green Shimmer

This stylised sugar cane design takes its name from the disreputable crew of brigands that overthrew the NSW governorship of William Bligh in the infamous 1808 Rum Rebellion.
With money being in short supply in the early settlements of NSW a complex barter system developed, with rum being the most sort after method of pay. The NSW Corps became heavily involved in this barter system, earning themselves the Rum Corps nickname.
In an effort to control the rum trade ‘Bounty’ Bligh was brought in as governor, unfortunately he met his match in John Macarthur. Macarthur had risen to power while serving in the NSW corps and now controlled a considerable amount land and rum in NSW. For 2 years Bligh attempted to impose order on the colony and take down Macarthur. His efforts lead to him being hauled out from under his bed and arrested in Australia’s only every successful military coup.

REPEAT TYPE: Straight Drop

Our wallpapers are hand printed and hand trimmed to order by us in our Leichhardt studio.
Lead time is 2 weeks from order date.


WIDTH: 70cm
LENGTH: 10 Metres
APPLICATION: Paste the wall
PAPER TYPE: Non-woven
INK: Water based

Double rolls supplied for 20 metres or more.

We highly recommend ordering a sample first to check colours.
While all care is taken to have the photographs accurately represent the colours used, the colours can vary on different computer screens. In the case of metallic inks, colours tend to appear much brighter when photographed.

As all our wallpaper is printed to order and all our inks are mixed in house, we are able to provide a bespoke colour matching service. Have any of our designs printed in the colours of your choice. Bespoke colours ways are $60 per sample. To find out more about our colour matching service please click here.

More details on our wallpaper here including calculating quantities, application & maintenance.

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