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Australia's Little Cornwell
The township of Moonta is located near the western shore of Yorke Peninsula (Spencer's Gulf) and is 165km north of Adelaide and can be reached from Port Wakefield on the Princes highway (1).
Moonta was first settled in the 1830's and copper was discovered in 1861. Patrick "Paddy" Ryan a farm hand discovered the copper ore in a wombat hole. The mine owned by Walter Watson Hughes prospered and produced over $10,000,000 worth of copper and was the first mining company in Australia to pay share holders over $1,000,00 in dividends. Hughes and Ryan's names are still celebrated through the historical land marks of Hughes's and Ryan's pump houses.
Moonta now thrives on tourism and farming. Originally known as Tiparra, this popular seaside town it is home to picturesque beaches, vantage fishing spots, popular jetties, historical landmarks and heritage buildings.
It hosts popular festivals with the yearly Antiques and Collectable weekend and biennially with Kadina and Wallaroo the ever popular Kernewek Lowender, the world's largest Cornish Festival.
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