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South Australia
Maggea railway sign.JPG
Established 1915
Postcode(s) 5311
Elevation 63 m (207 ft)
Location 45 km (28 mi) E of Swan Reach
LGA(s) District Council of Loxton Waikerie
State electorate(s) Chaffey
Federal Division(s) Barker
Localities around Maggea:
New Well Boolgun, Waikerie Wappilka
Naidia, Swan Reach Maggea Wunkar
Galga, Bakara Mercunda Mantung

Maggea is a locality and former settlement in the Murray Mallee region of South Australia. It is on the Stott Highway between Swan Reach and Loxton and was on the former Waikerie railway line. The town is almost deserted now that the railway line has closed.

Maggea was named in 1915 after the local Aboriginal Australian name for camp. The school operated in the hall from 1919 to 1967.

Maggea Hall
Maggea hall building showing 1919 date of first use
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