Myrtleford

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Myrtleford
Victoria
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Myrtleford
Myrtleford is located in Alpine Shire
Myrtleford
Myrtleford
Coordinates36°33′0″S 146°43′0″E / 36.55000°S 146.71667°E / -36.55000; 146.71667Coordinates: 36°33′0″S 146°43′0″E / 36.55000°S 146.71667°E / -36.55000; 146.71667
Population3,181 (2011 census)[1]
Established1858
Postcode(s)3737
Elevation223 m (732 ft)
Location
LGA(s)Alpine Shire
State electorate(s)Ovens Valley
Federal Division(s)Indi
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
22.1 °C
72 °F
7.5 °C
46 °F
908.5 mm
35.8 in

Myrtleford is a town in northeast Victoria, Australia, 280 km northeast of Melbourne and 46 km southeast of Wangaratta. Myrtleford is part of the Alpine Shire local government area and at the 2011 census the town had a population of 3,181.[1]

History[edit]

The post office opened on 26 July 1858 as Myrtle Creek and was renamed Myrtleford in 1871.[2] The road through Myrtleford was then called the Buckland Road, today it is known as the Great Alpine Road.

Sports[edit]

Myrtleford Football Club compete in the Ovens & Murray Football League.[3]

Climate[edit]

Myrtleford has a temperate climate with more rain in winter than in summer and a high diurnal range throughout the year. Under the Köppen climate classification, the town has a subtropical highland (Cfb) climate.

Climate data for Myrtleford
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 30.8
(87.4)
30.0
(86)
27.3
(81.1)
21.8
(71.2)
17.0
(62.6)
13.5
(56.3)
12.6
(54.7)
14.5
(58.1)
17.9
(64.2)
20.9
(69.6)
24.5
(76.1)
28.5
(83.3)
21.6
(70.9)
Average low °C (°F) 11.7
(53.1)
11.8
(53.2)
9.3
(48.7)
6.0
(42.8)
4.1
(39.4)
2.4
(36.3)
2.1
(35.8)
2.8
(37)
3.8
(38.8)
6.0
(42.8)
8.0
(46.4)
10.1
(50.2)
6.5
(43.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 44.8
(1.764)
47.8
(1.882)
60.1
(2.366)
61.3
(2.413)
84.3
(3.319)
104.1
(4.098)
106.5
(4.193)
102.0
(4.016)
83.2
(3.276)
91.0
(3.583)
59.6
(2.346)
60.1
(2.366)
905.2
(35.638)
Average precipitation days 5.0 4.6 5.8 6.9 10.0 12.1 13.3 13.3 11.1 10.5 7.3 6.5 106.4
Average relative humidity (%) 32 37 42 48 62 68 68 59 54 51 44 35 50
Source: [4]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Myrtleford (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 December 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11
  3. ^ Full Points Footy, Myrtleford, archived from the original on April 6, 2008, retrieved 2008-07-25
  4. ^ "Climate statistics for". Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 18 January 2014.
  5. ^ Steve Mautone
  6. ^ "High Performance > Rider Profiles > Female > Chloe McConville". Cycling Australia. Retrieved 19 June 2015.

External links[edit]

Media related to Myrtleford, Victoria at Wikimedia Commons "Australian Places Myrtleford". Retrieved 2012-03-12.