Davenport Range

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The Davenport Range is a mountain range 760 km north of Adelaide, South Australia.[1] The nearest town is Coober Pedy which about 140 km to the southwest.[1] It was named by the explorer Major Peter Warburton who first saw them in 1859.[2] He named them after Sir Samuel Davenport (1818—1889), a South Australian politician.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Map of Davenport Range in South Australia". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. 2011 [last update]. Retrieved 16 June 2011. Check date values in: |year= (help)
  2. Deasey, Denison (1976). "Warburton, Peter Egerton (1813 - 1889)". Australian Dictionary of Biography Online. Retrieved 16 June 2011.
  3. Nicks, Beverly (1972). "Davenport, Sir Samuel (1818 - 1906)". Australian Dictionary of Biography Online. Retrieved 16 June 2011.