Welcome to Flinders Ranges
Before Europeans arrived, the northern Flinders Ranges were prized by the Adnyamathanha peoples for their red ochre deposits, used in medicines and rituals. Sacred caves, rock paintings and carvings abound throughout the region. In the wake of white exploration came villages, farms, country pubs, wheat farms and cattle stations, many of which failed under the unrelenting sun.
The Southern Ranges where home to different tribal groups: the Nukuna around Port Pirie extending up to Quorn, and the Ngadjuri, around Peterborough and Orroroo.