Dartmouth, Victoria

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Dartmouth
Victoria
Dartmouth aerial.jpg
Aerial of the town
Dartmouth is located in Shire of Towong
Dartmouth
Dartmouth
Location in Shire of Towong, Victoria
Coordinates 36°32′S 147°29′E / 36.533°S 147.483°E / -36.533; 147.483Coordinates: 36°32′S 147°29′E / 36.533°S 147.483°E / -36.533; 147.483
Population 40 (approx.)[1]
Postcode(s) 3701
Elevation 365 m (1,198 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Towong
State electorate(s) Benambra
Federal Division(s) Indi
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
20.5 °C
69 °F
7.5 °C
46 °F
1,015 mm
40 in

Dartmouth is a town in Victoria, Australia.

It was established in 1973 as a construction camp for workers working on the Dartmouth Dam and the Post Office opened on 1 March 1973. (An earlier Post Office had existed in the rural locality from 1910 until 1930).[2]

The dam was built very close to the mouth of the Dart river where it joined the Mitta Mitta river and is a major reservoir in the Murray-Darling River system, on the Mitta Mitta River. Today Dartmouth is a picturesque village with a permanent population around 45 people. It caters to fisherman, tourists and local workers who maintain the dam and the now two power stations.

While the dam was being built by the SR&WSC of Victoria the population was around 2000, many of those people were employed by Thiess Bros.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.towong.vic.gov.au/Page/page.asp?Page_Id=109&h=0
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11