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Two centuries ago, the first European colonists settled in Australia bringing sheep and other livestock with them. As with all pioneer lifestyles, it was necessary to completely use everything available. Sheep were used as a cash crop, for barter, for food, for clothing and many other purposes. Over the years, sheep became the major crop and major export for the entire continent. Due to the dominance of the sheep industry in the country's economy, Australia was said to ride on the sheep's back.