25 Jan 1896 – Extreme Heat

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.