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