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
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)
Members of Tolmie community
What happened at Tolmie after the time of the KellyGang
What is happening at Tolmie