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When were the first wool samples sent to England from Australia?

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2008-10-13 10:03:29

In 1804, Reverend Samuel Marsden submitted a number of samples

of Australia's first home-grown wool to Governor King. Three years

later, in 1807, Marsden then took a cask of his wool back to

England. That same year, John Macarthur sent over 400 pounds of his

wool to England, where it sold for 45d a pound.

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