Flinders Ranges

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Flinders Ranges
South Australia
Wilpena Pound from the Air.jpg
Wilpena Pound from the air
Population: 19,544[1]

The Flinders Ranges are a group of mountains in South Australia. They have been listed as one of Australia's outstanding national landscapes.[2] The were named "Flinders Range" in 1839 by explorer Edward John Eyre who was searching for an overland route from Adelaide to Port Lincoln.[3] The ranges were home to the Adnyamathanha, an indigenous Australian people, for thousands of years.[3] Their paintings and rock carvings can be found throughout the area. A large area is protected by the Flinders Ranges National Park. Important towns in the Flinders Ranges include Hawker, Quorn, Wilpena Pound and Leigh Creek.

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  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Flinders Ranges (Statistical Subdivision)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2011-08-06. 
  2. "South Australia". southaustralia.com. 2011 [last update]. Retrieved 8 May 2011.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Flinders Ranges of South Australia - Cradock, Hawker, Quorn". flindersranges.com. 2011 [last update]. Retrieved 8 May 2011.  Check date values in: |date= (help)