Tolmie, a rural village in north-east Victoria, is 20 km north-east of Mansfield. It was named after Ewen Tolmie (1838-83) who held the Dueran pastoral run (1860-80).
The pastoral run included part of the Wombat Ranges which were a refuge for colonial bushrangers. Harry Power (1818-92) is remembered by Power’s lookout, 15 km north-east of Tolmie, and Stringybark Creek is 8 km north of Tolmie. The latter place was where three police officers were killed by the Kelly gang in 1878.