It is said that Dingos were introduced to Australia some 4500-5000 years ago by South East Asian seafarers.
They carried the dingos on their vessels as a source of food and dropped them off in remote areas they beached in.
This was done so they had a potential food supply in these areas for the future.
Scientists have carbon-dated bones from dingo remains found around the Great Australian Bite in South Australia - at around 3500 years.
Scientists have also theorized that Asian seaman would have transported the dogs in the Northern parts of Australia as this was a route taken to the Spice Islands and an area where it is believed that they traded pearls with local Aboriginals.
It has been estimated that it would have taken around a thousand years for the wild dogs to be prominent in South Australia, thus they are believed to have been in Australia for 4500-5000 years.
Fraser Island Dingo facts:
purest strain of Dingo in Australia
normally a golden sandy colour
pricked ears and bushy tails
stand more than 60cm high
about 1.2m long
average weight of around 18kg
breed only once a year, and mate in autumn, with litters of 4-6 pups