Armstrong - VIC

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  Population - Town

Position

DEG: -37.214142 142.892303
DMS: 37º 12' 50.91" S 142º 53' 32.29" E
UTM: 54 H 5879694mN 667905mE
Altitude: 301.03m

Description

Place Type

Population - Population - Town

Location

7.53kms SouthEast of Great Western
8.5kms North of Ararat
14.81kms NorthEast of Moyston
30kms NorthWest of Buangor

Address & Contact

36 Thomas Rd
Armstrong VIC 3377
Phone: +613 5355 0200
Email: council@ararat.vic.gov.au
Web: http://www.ararat.vic.gov.au

Information

Armstrong, originally named Armstrongs, is a rural locality and former gold mining village on the Western Highway, 9 km north-west of Ararat and about t18km south-east of Stawell.

The Armstrong area was first occupied by white settlement when the Allanvale pastoral run was taken up in 1844. The run was acquired by John Armstrong in 1854, who occupied it when gold was discovered there in 1855.

Armstrong was overshadowed by Ararat and by Great Western which is in the direction of Stawell. The school was the sole enduring social centre, being used for church services, local sporting activities and by the fire brigade. It closed in 1948.

During the height of the Depression a railways relief camp was established at Armstrong, working on the Melbourne to Adelaide railway line. In 1938, Armstrong was the site of an experimental installation of a radical form of railway safeworking intended to bring about cost savings. It resulted in seven years of tortuous bureaucratic decision making.

At it height, Armstrong had a population of over 500. Today it is little more than a locality, with a recorded population in 2016 of 88.
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Distance from Armstrong 21.04km NW
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C29.228.525.220.816.313.312.514.016.619.723.826.3
Mean Min. °C13.513.711.28.36.04.74.14.66.07.39.811.1
Mean Rain mm36.933.121.428.334.753.755.756.852.636.945.338.2

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