THE EXTREME HEAT IN NEW SOUTH WALES. OVER 16 DEATHS REPORTED. 14 Jan 1896. At Narrabri the thermometer registered 115 in the shade. = 46.1 Celsius

896 ‘THE EXTREME HEAT IN NEW SOUTH WALES.’, Geelong Advertiser (Vic. : 1859 – 1929), 14 January, p. 2. , viewed 15 Jan 2022,

[Reuter’s Telegrams.]
SYDNEY, Monday.
The heat to-day is very great. At 9.30 this morning the thermometer registered 99, and at 2 p.m. it had risen to 108.
A miner named Sydney Merewether, a visitor from New Zealand, died from heat apoplexy.
A laborer named W. Jones, while working in the street, was attacked by the heat, and is not expected to recover.
At Bourke the results have been far more serious, eight deaths having been reported from heat apoploxy, four men, one woman, and three children being the victims.
The temperature yesterday was 113 degrees.
Several deaths and much sickness are reported from other country districts.
The temperature this afternoon was the highest recorded in the Sydney Observatory since its establishment in 1859. More than 10 deaths have been caused by the heat during yesterday and to-day.
At Narrabri the thermometer registered 115 in the shade. The navvies had to knock off work, as the tools were to hot to hold.