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The very first sheep in Australia came with the First Fleet in 1788. However, it is not from these sheep that Australia's huge sheep industry has grown.

The Father of Australia's sheep industry is often regarded as John Macarthur. He was a man with a great deal of influence in colonial Australia, and it was he who arranged for the first Merino sheep to be brought to Australia from Spain. The first Spanish Merino sheep were brought to Australia in 1796.

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