January temperatures at Bourke, NSW have been plummeting since the start of records in the 1870s. January, 1896 averaged a mind blowing 43C.
Temperatures in January 1896 were incomprehensibly hot. For six weeks, every afternoon was above 114F, and it never got below 100F. Peak temperature was 128F
Compare these 1896 temperatures from the nearby Gundabooka, vs. the fake BOM “record heatwave” of 2014 – which wasn’t even close to the heat of 1896.