Flinders Ranges

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Flinders Ranges
The Flinders Ranges from Devil's Peak
Highest point
PeakSt Mary Peak
Elevation1,171 m (3,842 ft)[1]
Length430 km (265 mi)[2] north/south
Flinders Ranges is located in South Australia
Flinders Ranges
StateSouth Australia
Range coordinates30°55′S 138°37′E / 30.917°S 138.617°E / -30.917; 138.617Coordinates: 30°55′S 138°37′E / 30.917°S 138.617°E / -30.917; 138.617

The Flinders Ranges are a group of mountains in South Australia. They have been listed as one of Australia's outstanding national landscapes.[3] The were named "Flinders Range" in 1839 by explorer Edward John Eyre who was searching for an overland route from Adelaide to Port Lincoln.[4] The ranges were home to the Adnyamathanha, an indigenous Australian people, for thousands of years.[4] 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. Britannica Concise Encyclopedia. Encyclopædia Britannica. 2008. p. 682. ISBN 9781593394929. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  2. Schultz, Patricia (2011). 1,000 Places to See Before You Die. Workman Publishing. p. 658. ISBN 9780761168713.
  3. "South Australia". southaustralia.com. 2011. Archived from the original on 12 September 2009. Retrieved 8 May 2011.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Flinders Ranges of South Australia - Cradock, Hawker, Quorn". flindersranges.com. 2011. Retrieved 8 May 2011.