Brim, Victoria

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Brim
Victoria
Brim main street.JPG
Swann Street, the main street of Brim
Brim is located in Shire of Yarriambiack
Brim
Brim
Coordinates 36°04′S 142°25′E / 36.067°S 142.417°E / -36.067; 142.417Coordinates: 36°04′S 142°25′E / 36.067°S 142.417°E / -36.067; 142.417
Population 261 (2011 census)[1]
Established 1890
Postcode(s) 3391
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Yarriambiack
State electorate(s) Lowan
Federal Division(s) Mallee

Brim is a small town in the Wimmera region of Victoria, Australia. The town is located 359 kilometres (223 mi) north west of the state capital, Melbourne on the Henty Highway. It is on the banks of the Yarriambiack Creek. It is in the Shire of Yarriambiack local government area. At the 2011 census, Brim had a population of 261.[1]

History[edit]

The area was first settled by Europeans in 1846 when the Brim station was established on the banks of the Yarriambiack Creek. When the town was surveyed in 1890, it was laid out over part of the station cemetery. One grave, that of James Simson, is still in good condition on the side of the road now called Simson Street. The station homestead, Willowbank, was built about 1870, and is still standing. There are also stables and other outbuildings from this era.

The Post Office opened on 3 October 1890.[2] The railway arrived in 1893 on the line from Murtoa to Hopetoun. The railway station is no longer standing, but there are large grain silos on the railway station site. The railway tracks were converted to standard gauge in 1995 to allow large trains carrying mineral sands from Hopetoun to Hamilton.[3]

Today[edit]

Golfers play at the Brim Golf Club at the Recreation Reserve.[4] The Brim Memorial Lawn Bowling club is also located in town playing in the local competition against clubs in nearby towns including Hopetoun and Warracknabeal.[5] There is only one hotel in town, the Commercial Hotel, which is located on the corner of Swann and Dixon streets.[6]

A recent addition to the town (2015) is the painting by the Brisbane artist Guido van Helten of a large scale mural on the grain silo which is a prominent feature of the town.[7]

Gallery[edit]

Guido Van Helten: Brim silo mural (2015) © Bruce R Mitchell 2016
Brim silo mural, painted by Guido van Helten in December 2015 [Image © Bruce R Mitchell 2016]

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External links[edit]

Media related to Brim, Victoria at Wikimedia Commons