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Tolmie

Tolmie is a small rural town in north-eastern Victoria, Australia.

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  • Area:242.079 km2
  • Elevation:924 m
  • Population:447
  • Local Government Area:Wangaratta Rural City Council

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Tolmie is a small rural town in north-eastern 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.The Post Office opened on 1 February 1877 as Wombat, was renamed Tolmie in 1879, and closed in 1971 .The town is named after Ewen Tolmie who was born in Scotland in 1816 and died at his homestead Dueran in 1883. The town has a few amenities such as the Tolmie Tavern and Hotel which serves food and drinks as well as lodgings for visitors. The town also used to have a general store and petrol station, however it is currently closed. 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, known as Tolmie Sports.The day includes novelty events and foot races, a dog jump, axemen and horse events plus raffles, many displays and the popular evening bush dance. # History # Weather # Things to do

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