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MACARTHUR, Elizabeth

Also known as: née Veale

Born: 14/8/1766

Died: 9/2/1850

Additional Information:

Co-Founder of the Australian Wool Industry.  With husband John, established "Elizabeth Farm" at Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales.
Imported merino sheep from Cape o Good Hope; made Australia the "Heart of the World of Wool."


  • Image - Elizabeth Macarthur


    Public domain - photo of oil painting created in the early nineteenth century; Wikimedia