Mount Tambo

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Mount Tambo
Mount Tambo.jpg
Mount Tambo
viewed from Benambra
Elevation 1,430 metres (4,692 ft) AHD
Mount Tambo is located in Victoria
Mount Tambo
Mount Tambo
Victoria, Australia
Range Great Dividing Range
Coordinates 37°00′28″S 147°48′29″E / 37.00778°S 147.80806°E / -37.00778; 147.80806Coordinates: 37°00′28″S 147°48′29″E / 37.00778°S 147.80806°E / -37.00778; 147.80806

Mount Tambo is a mountain located to the north-east of Omeo in Victoria, Australia.[1] Its peak is 1,430 metres above sea level.[2] It lies within the boundaries of the 6,050 hectare Marble Gully – Mount Tambo Nature Conservation Reserve.[2]

The 2,740 hectare Mount Tambo Reserve was listed on the Register of the National Estate in 1990.[3]

Rare plant species found in Marble Gully – Mount Tambo Nature Conservation Reserve include Marble Daisy Bush, Delicate New Holland-daisy, and Limestone Pomaderris.[4]

To the near north-east is Little Mount Tambo (1,227 metres). The headwaters from Deep Creek, which feeds in to the Tambo River, are on the south-east slopes.[2]

It marks the intersection of the boundaries of the counties of Benambra, Dargo and Tambo.[2]

While travelling with Georg Neumayer's expedition to Mount Kosciuszko in 1862, the painter Eugene von Guerard produced a sketch Mt Tambo & Omeo Swamps 10 Nov 62[5] and later an oil painting Mount Tambo from the Omeo Station 1862.

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  1. ^ "Place Names Search: MOUNT TAMBO". Geoscience Australia. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Marble Gully – Mount Tambo Nature Conservation Reserve". Department of Sustainability and Environment. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Mount Tambo Reserve, Old Mill Tk, Benambra, VIC , Australia". Register of the National Estate. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "conservation bulletin" (40). Trust for Nature. April 2008. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Volume 12: Sketchbook XXXIII, No. 15 Australian. 1862 / by Eugene von Guerard". Manuscripts, oral history & pictures. State Library New South Wales. Retrieved 31 December 2012.