25 Jan 1896 – Extreme Heat. “Persons drop down in the street and die without regaining consciousness.” Mildura 120 deg F = 48.8 Celsius

EXTREME HEAT. (1896, January 25). The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 – 1946), p. 33. Retrieved January 12, 2021, fromhttps://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/139720730?#

So unexampled a spell of extreme temperature has caused much sickness and
many deaths. In the Bourke district 35 deaths have occurred which are directly ascribable to heat.
Persons drop down in the street and die without regaining consciousness.
The Railway department is running excursion trains at cheap fares from the town to the coast and the mountains. The residents are reported to be really panic-stricken, and hundreds are leaving for cooler climates.
At Wilcannia, Condobolin, Goodooga, Moree, Young, and other places the heat is nearly as great as at Bourke.
At Wilcannia there have been eight deaths from sunstroke and heat apoplexy.
Ararat, 99; Avenel, 108.  Ballarat, 102.5 ; Bendigo, 110; Bridgewater, 112.Castlemaine, 104; Charlton, 110 ; Cobram, 107.Donald, 112; Dunolly, 106; Drouin, 100.Euroa, 104; Echuca, 112.Frankston, 108.Geelong, 110  Gisborne, 108.Hopetoun, 113; Horsham, 112.Kerang, 110; Kilmore, 105.Minyip, 110; Macedon Upper, 101; Mildura, 120;Murchison, 109.5.Nagambie, 110; Natimuk, 115.Pakenham, 108.Rupanyup, 114.Swan Hill, 116; St. James, 110 ; St. Arnaud, 110:Somerville, 104.Tatura, 110; Tallarook, 106; Traralgon, 104.
Wedderburn, 113; Wangaratta, 109.Yarranonga, 112.