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Beek St, the main street of Katamatite
Katamatite is located in Shire of Moira
Coordinates 36°05′S 145°41′E / 36.083°S 145.683°E / -36.083; 145.683Coordinates: 36°05′S 145°41′E / 36.083°S 145.683°E / -36.083; 145.683
Population 433 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 3649
LGA(s) Shire of Moira
State electorate(s) Ovens Valley
Federal Division(s) Murray
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
19.1 °C
66 °F
14 °C
57 °F
390 mm
15.4 in
Localities around Katamatite:
Muckatah Muckatah Cobram East
Naring Katamatite Katamatite East
Invergordon Youanmite Youarang

Katamatite is a rural township in Victoria, Australia about 46 kilometres north east of Shepparton. At the 2011 census, Katamatite had a population of 433.[1]

Katamatite is located in the Murray Valley irrigation area. Township buildings were erected in 1877 and the Post Office opened on 1 December 1877.[2] The townships name is said to be derived from a question, specifically "Kate, am I tight?"[3]

The town has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Picola & District Football League. The team received publicity and notoriety back in 1925, when they defeated Wattville 78.19 (487) to 1.3 (9), in an attempt to win the minor premiership on percentage from Dookie.[4]

Notable people[edit]

  • Winner of the 1995 Stawell Gift : Glenn Crawford
  • V.F.L/A.F.L. footballer Darren Flanigan played in the ruck in a losing 1989 A.F.L. Grand Final against Hawthorn. He played 130 A.F.L. games for Geelong (1981–91) kicking 50 goals and 8 games for St Kilda (1992) kicking 4 goals.
  • V.F.L./A.F.L. footballer Gary Cameron played 26 games with Geelong (1987–90) kicking 18 goals. Gary went on to coach South Adelaide for (4) games in 2007.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Katamatite (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 3 December 2014.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 
  3. ^ Beatty, Bill (Aug 2, 1947). "There's drama & tragedy in place names". The Sydney Morning Herald. p. 8. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  4. ^ Allen, Robert. "The day they kicked a cricket score at 'Katty'". http://australianfootball.com. Retrieved 15 March 2014.  External link in |work= (help)

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