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Hamilton
 
Ram Tower Ansett Museum Post Office Bandstand in gardens
Sheep Shop street Sink hole Stone Homestead
Dry stone wall Mt Napier Lake Hamilton Grampians from Mt Napier
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  Hamilton is a major service centre in Victoria's Western District situated south of Horsham and north of the coastal towns of Portland and Port Fairy. Population is 9,400 (2006 census). Hamilton is at an elevation of 209 metres. Average annual rainfall is 619 millimetres; the month with heaviest rain is August. February has the lowest average rainfall with the highest average temperature (27°C). The town is on volcanic basalt plains historically used for grazing sheep and once claimed the title of "Wool Capital of the World" but many graziers have recently diversified into fat lambs, timber and cropping. The town is set amid a variety of volcanic features developed as tourist attractions.