Matta Flat, South Australia

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Matta Flat
South Australia
Matta Flat is located in South Australia
Matta Flat
Matta Flat
Coordinates33°58′26″S 137°42′18″E / 33.974°S 137.705°E / -33.974; 137.705Coordinates: 33°58′26″S 137°42′18″E / 33.974°S 137.705°E / -33.974; 137.705
Postcode(s)5554 [1]
LGA(s)Copper Coast Council
State electorate(s)Narungga[2]
Federal Division(s)Grey [1]
Localities around Matta Flat:
Kadina Kadina Kadina
Wallaroo Mines Matta Flat Jerusalem
Kadina Jerusalem Jerusalem
FootnotesCoordinates[3]

Matta Flat is a suburb of the town of Kadina on the Yorke Peninsula. It is located in the Copper Coast Council.[1] The boundaries were formally gazetted in January 1999, although the name had long been in use for the area.[3]

History[edit]

It was the location of the Matta Matta Mine, which operated from 1860 until 1870.[4] In the 1860s, the mining company built an "elaborate underground drain" to remove mine seepage water from the low-lying Matta Flat area.[5] The historic Matta House, now operated by the National Trust of South Australia as part of The Farm Shed Museum, was built just south of the mine as a house for mine manager Edward Austin Horn.[6][7] Later, in 1871, the Matta Flat area was surveyed as one of four "occupation blocks" to meet high demand for housing near Wallaroo Mines.[8] The Matta enginehouse chimney was demolished in May 1932, leading a newspaper correspondent to complain about the demolition of local landmarks.[9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Search result(s) for Matta Flat, 5554". Location SA Map Viewer. Government of South Australia. Retrieved 21 January 2017.
  2. ^ Narungga (Map). Electoral District Boundaries Commission. 2016. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Search result(s) for Matta Flat, 5554". Property Location Browser. Government of South Australia. SA0038066. Archived from the original on 12 October 2016. Retrieved 29 January 2017.
  4. ^ Drew, Greg (1990). Discovering Historic Kadina, South Australia. Department of Mines and Energy and the District Council of Northern Yorke Peninsula. p. 31.
  5. ^ Bailey, Keith (1990). Copper City Chronicle: A History of Kadina. p. 201.
  6. ^ "Matta Matta House Museum (former Mine Manager's Dwelling)". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 29 January 2017.
  7. ^ "The Farm Shed Museum". National Trust of Australia. Retrieved 29 January 2017.
  8. ^ Drew, Greg (1990). Discovering Historic Kadina, South Australia. Department of Mines and Energy and the District Council of Northern Yorke Peninsula. p. 15.
  9. ^ Bailey, Keith (1990). Copper City Chronicle: A History of Kadina. p. 155.
  10. ^ "PHILO'S LETTER". The Kadina And Wallaroo Times. LXVI, (7511). South Australia. 14 May 1932. p. 1. Retrieved 6 February 2017 – via National Library of Australia.