INTENSE HEAT IN MELBOURNE 30 Dec 1896. There were in addition 2 stations where over 110deg. were registered. = 43.3 Celsius.

INTENSE HEAT IN MELBOURNE. (1896, December 30). The North Coolgardie Herald and Menzies Times (WA : 1896 – 1898), p. 3. Retrieved December 30, 2021, from https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/259770968?searchTerm=extreme%20heat%20in%20melbourne#

The weather to-day over the whole colony was marked by extreme heat, from 43 stations reports were received that the thermometer exceeded 100deg. in the shade.
There were in addition 2 stations where over 110deg. were registered.
A number of cases of heat apoplexy have occurred, and some ended fatally.