Stories of the Flinders Ranges
The pastoral runs of the Flinders were created around springs and waterholes. Away from the ranges they relied on water from wells and bores that tapped underground water supplies.
Early pastoralists were practical men, exploring their runs for themselves or their employers, searching for permanent water. They had to work their way into country that was unmapped and rugged. read more »
Mineral wealth has been important in South Australia since the colony’s early years of the colony. Copper and other minerals were found by shepherds, surveyors and geologists.
The State government sent men like Babbage, Selwyn and Hargraves north to look for gold in the 1850s, in response to the great gold discoveries in Victoria and New South Wales. read more »