EXTREME HEAT. 25 Jan 1896. 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.

EXTREME HEAT. (1896, January 25). The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 – 1946), p. 33. Retrieved May 19, 2022, from https://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.
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.