Tolmie, Victoria

Last updated

Tolmie
Victoria
TolmieGeneralStore.JPG
General store
Australia Victoria Mansfield Shire location map.svg
Red pog.svg
Tolmie
Coordinates 36°56′S146°15′E / 36.933°S 146.250°E / -36.933; 146.250
Population447 (2016 census) [1]
Postcode(s) 3723
Elevation782 m (2,566 ft)
Location
LGA(s)
State electorate(s) Ovens Valley
Federal division(s) Indi
Mean max tempMean min tempAnnual rainfall
15.2 °C
59 °F
6.9 °C
44 °F
1,656.9 mm
65.2 in

Tolmie is a town in central Victoria, Australia. It is located 22 kilometres (14 mi) north-east of Mansfield in the Victorian high country. At the 2011 census, Tolmie had a population of 547. [1]

Contents

The Post Office opened on 1 February 1877 as Wombat, was renamed Tolmie in 1879, and closed in 1971. [2]

The town is named after Ewen Tolmie who was born in Scotland in 1816 and died at his homestead, Dueran, in 1883.

The region surrounding the town is heavily forested and much of it was devastated during the bushfires in 2006/07.

Each year the town holds an annual community event in February or March at the Tolmie Recreation Reserve. The day includes foot races and novelty events, a dog jump, woodchopping and horse events as well as raffles, many displays and an evening bush dance. The event typically attracts several thousand visitors. In 2023, the 136th Tolmie Sports Day was held on March 4.

Climate

Located in the hills of Central Victoria, Tolmie is frequently affected by heavy snow and chilling rains throughout much of the year. Climate data are sourced from Rubicon SEC at an elevation of 838 metres (2,749 ft). Tolmie is one of the coldest localities by mean maximum temperature in mainland Australia, second only to Aberfeldy. It is the second wettest locality in Victoria behind Bogong, possibly the wettest anywhere in mainland Australia's temperate zone. Cloud cover is extremely heavy in the cooler months, as evident by the afternoon relative humidity readings. There is a pronounced autumnal lag, with March being notably warmer than December.

Climate data for Rubicon SEC (1943–1993); 838 m AMSL; 37.34° S, 145.85° E
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Record high °C (°F)37.5
(99.5)
36.7
(98.1)
32.9
(91.2)
27.5
(81.5)
20.5
(68.9)
16.8
(62.2)
16.7
(62.1)
18.5
(65.3)
23.9
(75.0)
26.7
(80.1)
32.9
(91.2)
32.9
(91.2)
37.5
(99.5)
Mean daily maximum °C (°F)23.7
(74.7)
23.5
(74.3)
20.6
(69.1)
15.6
(60.1)
11.0
(51.8)
8.3
(46.9)
7.0
(44.6)
8.3
(46.9)
11.3
(52.3)
14.5
(58.1)
17.6
(63.7)
20.9
(69.6)
15.2
(59.3)
Mean daily minimum °C (°F)11.7
(53.1)
12.1
(53.8)
10.6
(51.1)
7.6
(45.7)
5.3
(41.5)
3.2
(37.8)
2.1
(35.8)
2.6
(36.7)
3.9
(39.0)
6.0
(42.8)
7.7
(45.9)
9.8
(49.6)
6.9
(44.4)
Record low °C (°F)2.4
(36.3)
2.8
(37.0)
0.1
(32.2)
0.0
(32.0)
−2.0
(28.4)
−2.6
(27.3)
−2.8
(27.0)
−5.6
(21.9)
−2.9
(26.8)
−1.8
(28.8)
−0.4
(31.3)
1.0
(33.8)
−5.6
(21.9)
Average precipitation mm (inches)70.5
(2.78)
53.9
(2.12)
73.6
(2.90)
115.1
(4.53)
181.4
(7.14)
187.6
(7.39)
228.4
(8.99)
227.3
(8.95)
164.4
(6.47)
149.8
(5.90)
112.7
(4.44)
89.1
(3.51)
1,656.9
(65.23)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.2 mm)7.46.88.510.715.716.819.920.216.015.612.910.3160.8
Average afternoon relative humidity (%)52556067818685797168615668
Source: Australian Bureau of Meteorology; Rubicon SEC

Related Research Articles

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Shire of Mansfield</span> Local government area in Victoria, Australia

The Mansfield Shire is a local government area in the Hume region of Victoria, Australia, located in the north-east part of the state. It covers an area of 3,844 square kilometres (1,484 sq mi) and in August 2021, had a population of 10,178.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Mansfield, Victoria</span> Town in Victoria, Australia

Mansfield is a small town in the foothills of the Victorian Alps in the Australian state of Victoria. It is approximately 180 kilometres (110 mi) north-east of Melbourne by road. The population around Mansfield was 4,787 as at the 2016 census. The town itself has 3410 persons.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Nhill</span> Town in Victoria, Australia

Nhill is a town in the Wimmera, in western Victoria, Australia. Nhill is located on the Western Highway, halfway between Adelaide and Melbourne. At the 2016 census, Nhill had a population of 1,749. "Nhill" is believed to be a Wergaia word meaning "early morning mist rising over water" or "white mist rising from the water".

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Alexandra, Victoria</span> Town in Victoria, Australia

Alexandra is a town in north-east Victoria, Australia, 130 kilometres north-east of the State Capital, Melbourne. It is located at the junction of the Goulburn Valley Highway (B340) and Maroondah Highway (B360), in the Shire of Murrindindi local government area. At the 2016 census, the town had a population of 2,695 and the broader area a population of 6420.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Charlton, Victoria</span> Town in Victoria, Australia

Charlton is a town in Victoria, Australia. It is a small agricultural community straddling the Avoca River, located at the junction of the Calder Highway (A79) and Borung Highway (C239) and positioned in the last of the foothills of the Great Dividing Range. Halfway between Melbourne and Mildura, Charlton is a popular tourist stop.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Cobram</span> Town in Victoria, Australia

Cobram is a town in Victoria, Australia. It is on the Murray River which forms the border between Victoria and New South Wales. Cobram along with the nearby towns of Numurkah and Yarrawonga is part of Shire of Moira and is the administrative centre of the council. Its twin town of Barooga is located on the north side of the Murray River. Surrounding Cobram are a number of orchards, dairy farms and wineries. At the 2021 census, Cobram had a population of 6,148. Barooga's population is currently 1,888.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Harcourt, Victoria</span> DESCRIPTION

Harcourt is a small town in the Central Highlands of the state of Victoria, Australia. It is about 8 kilometres north-east of Castlemaine, where the Midland Highway meets the Calder Highway. At the 2021 census, Harcourt had a population of 1,038. The town was named after Sir William Harcourt.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Trentham, Victoria</span> Town in Victoria, Australia

Trentham is a small town in the Shire of Hepburn and Shire of Moorabool local government area, Victoria, Australia. At the 2016 census, Trentham had a population of 1,180, with a median age of 55 years. Located at an altitude of 700 metres (2,297 ft), the town is 87 kilometres (54 mi) north-west of Melbourne.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Woods Point, Victoria</span> Town in Victoria, Australia

Woods Point is a small town in Victoria, Australia and is located on the banks of the Goulburn River. At the 2021 census, Woods Point and the surrounding area had a population of 33, down from 37 in 2016 census.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Kevington, Victoria</span> Town in Victoria, Australia

Kevington is a town in Victoria, Australia, located south of Jamieson on the Mansfield - Woods Point Road, in the Shire of Mansfield. The Goulburn River runs through Kevington.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Whitfield, Victoria</span> Town in Victoria, Australia

Whitfield is an agricultural township in the King Valley in north-eastern Victoria.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Babinda</span> Town in Queensland, Australia

Babinda is a rural town and locality in the Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, the locality of Babinda had a population of 1,253 people.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Berrigan, New South Wales</span> Town in New South Wales, Australia

Berrigan is a town on the Riverina Highway in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia. Berrigan is in the Berrigan Shire local government area and contains the Berrigan Shire Council offices. At the 2016 census, Berrigan had a population of 1,260.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Melbourne central business district</span> Central business district of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Melbourne central business district is the city centre and main urban area of the city of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, centred on the Hoddle Grid, the oldest part of the city laid out in 1837, and includes its fringes. The Melbourne CBD is located in the local government area of the City of Melbourne which also includes some of inner suburbs adjoining the CBD.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Waratah, Tasmania</span> Locality in Tasmania, Australia

Waratah is a locality and town in North Western Tasmania adjacent to Savage River National Park. The town was constructed to support a tin mine at Mount Bischoff. It is built at the top of a waterfall, and water was diverted from the stream to provide water for mine sluicing and processing. At the 2021 census, Waratah had a population of 249. It was also the first town in Australia to have electric street lights in 1886.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Gaffneys Creek, Victoria</span> Town in Victoria, Australia

Gaffneys Creek is a former mining locality situated between Jamieson and Woods Point in Victoria, Australia. It is located at the junction of Gaffney and Raspberry Creeks in a steep valley in mountainous terrain. It is situated in the Shire of Mansfield on the unsealed Mansfield - Woods Point Rd.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Liawenee</span> Town in Tasmania, Australia

Liawenee is a small town in Tasmania, Australia built near Great Lake and the River Ouse, and was established on 11 June 1920. The town is an ex-Hydro village and now a residence for Inland Fisheries Services (IFS) and a Tasmania Police station. It is known for its exceptional fishing at nearby Great Lake and hosts several trout fishing events.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Bogong, Victoria</span> Town in Victoria, Australia

Bogong is a locality in north east Victoria, Australia. The locality is in the Alpine Shire local government area, 371 kilometres (231 mi) north east of the state capital, Melbourne.

Wingan River is a locality in the Shire of East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. It is situated on the river of the same name. In the 2016 census, Wingan River had a population of zero.

Rubicon is a locality in Victoria, Australia, located in the Shire of Murrindindi. It is situated on the Rubicon River. In the 2016 census, Rubicon had a population of 56.

References

  1. 1 2 Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Tolmie (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 August 2020. OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
  2. Premier Postal History, Post Office List , retrieved 11 April 2008