Flinders Ranges

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Flinders Ranges
The Flinders Ranges from Devil's Peak
Highest point
Peak St Mary Peak
Elevation 1,171 m (3,842 ft)[1]
Length 430 km (265 mi)[2] north/south
Flinders Ranges is located in South Australia
Flinders Ranges
Country Australia
State South Australia

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. Inc, Encyclopaedia Britannica, (2008). Britannica Concise Encyclopedia. Encyclopædia Britannica. p. 682. ISBN 978-1-59339-492-9. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 
  2. Schultz, Patricia (2011). 1,000 Places to See Before You Die. Workman Publishing. p. 658. ISBN 978-0-7611-6871-3. 
  3. "South Australia". southaustralia.com. 2011 [last update]. Retrieved 8 May 2011.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Flinders Ranges of South Australia - Cradock, Hawker, Quorn". flindersranges.com. 2011 [last update]. Retrieved 8 May 2011.  Check date values in: |date= (help)