Emu Flat, South Australia

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Emu Flat
South Australia
Emu Flat is located in South Australia
Emu Flat
Emu Flat
Coordinates33°52′S 138°35′E / 33.86°S 138.59°E / -33.86; 138.59Coordinates: 33°52′S 138°35′E / 33.86°S 138.59°E / -33.86; 138.59
Population91 (2016 census)[1]
Location5 km (3 mi) west of Clare
LGA(s)District Council of Clare and Gilbert Valleys
State electorate(s)Frome
Federal Division(s)Grey
Localities around Emu Flat:
Boconnoc Park Emu Flat Clare
Spring Gully Gillentown

Emu Flat is a locality in the western Clare Valley in South Australia.

In the 19th century, Emu Flat was the site of some copper mining by the Royal Mining Company and the Burra Company. The Burra Company already had a successful mine at Burra to the northeast. It had an agreement with the Royal Mining Company, but when the land was auctioned, Burra had the capacity to outbid on every lot. It could pay 20% of the purchase price, and if the land did not look good, could forfeit the deposit and land on sections it no longer wanted.[3] The mine was not very successful, and closed around 1910.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Emu Flat (SA)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 April 2019. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Placename Details: Emu Flat (LOCB)". Property Location Browser Report. Government of South Australia. 13 November 2008. SA0053534. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  3. ^ Fisher, T. J. (Thomas John) (1851), Visit to the Burra Burra mines and the great smelting works in South Australia : January, February, March and April 1851 / by T.J. Fisher, pp. 15–16