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What year did sheep come to Australia?


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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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In Australia, sheep are shorn in early spring.

Merino Sheep are the common sheep in Australia.

Sheep are not native to Australia - they are an introduced species.

Australia is a noted sheep breeding nation.

Yes. There are sheep stations in South Australia.

The most common breed of sheep in Australia is the Merino. These make up the vast majority of sheep in Australia.

Australia has in excess of 110 million sheep or roughly 10% of the world sheep population.

That would be because there are more white sheep than black sheep in Australia.

The most famous sheep, if not the most abundant sheep, in Australia is called the Merino.

The sheep and wool industry's Sheep /Wheat Zone stretches from inland Queensland south of around Longreach, through into the Murray Darling catchment into southern South Australia and across into south western Western Australia. See the related link for an accurate map of the sheep-for-wool areas.

Merino wool comes from the Merino sheep. Merino sheep are most commonly found in the United States and Australia and are prized for their high quality wool.

Most of Australia's wool comes from the Merino sheep. Australia produces about 80% of the world's Merino wool.

Sheep out number people in Australia. There are approximately 114 million sheep in Australia. And so do Chickens.

John Macarthur is considered to be the father of the sheep industry in Australia. He arranged for the first Merino sheep to be brought to Australia from Spain. The first Spanish Merino sheep were brought to Australia in 1796. This type of Merino was a tough sheep which could handle Australia's extreme conditions.

There is only one country in Australia, and that is Australia. Therefore, it is safe to say that Australia is e country with the most sheep on the continent,

To see a map of where sheep are farmed in Australia, see the related link below.

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Merino sheep were introduced into the state of Vermont in the 1880s. They were originally imported from the country of Australia. They have very small horns.

Sheep are still called sheep in Australia.An old term for a male sheep was jumbuck.

There are approximately six sheep per person in the nation of Australia. The population of sheep equals about 120 million head.

well really it was Elizabeth that introduce sheep to Australia

Australian "sheep farms" are known as sheep stations.

There were approximately 180 million sheep.

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