Located at the northern edges of the Flinders Ranges National Park, about 60
km north of Wilpena Pound, Blinman offers a great place to base yourself, from
which to explore the
Flinders Ranges region.
An isolated settlement, the town got
its name from Robert Blinman in 1859, a shepherd who was employed at H. C.
Swan's Angorichina Station. It was Robert Blinman who in December 1859 having
discovered a mineral outcrop, gambled some of his hard earn wages on a mineral
With the application approved, he was able to convince others to
join him and in January 1861, a lease was issued in the names of Robert Blinman,
Alfred Frost, Joe Mole and Henry Alford. This was the start of the largest and
most productive copper mine in the Flinders Ranges.