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Map of Matta Flat, SA 5554

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

It was the location of the Matta Matta Mine, which operated from 1860 until 1870. The historic Matta House, now operated by the National Trust of Australia as part of The Farm Shed Museum, was built just south of the mine as a house for mine manager Edward Austin Horn. In the 1860s, the mining company built an "elaborate underground drain" to remove mine seepage water from the low-lying Matta Flat area.

Later, in 1871, the Matta Flat area was surveyed as one of four "occupation blocks" to meet high demand for housing near Wallaroo Mines.

The Matta enginehouse chimney was demolished in May 1932, leading a newspaper correspondent to complain about the demolition of local landmarks.
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