“I haven’t heard any claims beating this in this supposed summer of all summers”, was the message in an email from a reader of this blog and this link that includes:
“There are a small number of towns in Australia whose names have such a potency and such a power of association that they automatically conjure up images. The name ‘Marble Bar’ is synonymous with mining, isolation and, most importantly, heat.
It is known as ‘the hottest town in Australia’ a fact which is still recorded by the Guinness Book of Records. For 161 consecutive days to 20 April 1924 the temperature in the town never dropped below 100F (37.8C). This record still stands after nearly seventy years.
And they wouldn’t have had airconditioning back in 1924.
As the newcomer to hell said to the devil “Don’t try scaring me with hellfire – I’m from Marble Bar”.