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north on Mansfield, half way to Whitefield, at junction of the road to Tatong.


Ewen Tolmie was one of the first graziers in the area. He had a brother, John who was a witness at a trial against Wild Wright.

Importance of Tolmie

Tolmie was near Stringybark Creek.



What was Tolmie like in the late 1870s

The Tolmie run was selected

Facilities in Tolmie in the late 1870s

Population Hotels Schools Other things of interest Edward Monk owned a sawmill in the Wombat Ranges, some where near Tolmie and about 11 miles from Mansfield

Links to the Kelly Gang

One of the Tolmie boundary riders,John Martin , was laying baits to poison dingoes, which were plentiful in the neighbourhood of the KellyGang camp near Stringybark Crteek. He saw the KellyGang's horses.

Mr Tolmie, in turn, passed this information to Sergeant Kennedy, whom he took out to Wombat Ranges and showed him the shingled hut on Stringybark Creek, near which the police party afterwards pitched their tent. (JJK)

Const McIntrye found himself near Tolmie soon after the murders at Stringy Bark Creek (FH)

Members of Tolmie community

What happened at Tolmie after the time of the KellyGang

What is happening at Tolmie