Wilpena Pound from the air
The Flinders Ranges are a group of mountains in South Australia. They have been listed as one of Australia's outstanding national landscapes. The were named "Flinders Range" in 1839 by explorer Edward John Eyre who was searching for an overland route from Adelaide to Port Lincoln. The ranges were home to the Adnyamathanha, an indigenous Australian people, for thousands of years. 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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- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Flinders Ranges (Statistical Subdivision)". 2006 Census QuickStats. http://www.censusdata.abs.gov.au/ABSNavigation/prenav/LocationSearch?collection=Census&period=2006&areacode=43520&producttype=QuickStats&breadcrumb=PL&action=401. Retrieved 2011-08-06.
- "South Australia". southaustralia.com. 2011 [last update]. http://www.southaustralia.com/FlindersRangesOutback.aspx. Retrieved 8 May 2011.
- "Flinders Ranges of South Australia - Cradock, Hawker, Quorn". flindersranges.com. 2011 [last update]. http://www.flindersranges.com/. Retrieved 8 May 2011.