Bush fire nearly destroys the town of Ulladulla
Feeling the heat, try back in January 1939 there were nine consecutive days above 42°C.
On 13 January 1939, eight houses, the timber mill, tannery and iceworks were destroyed by fire.
Children and women stood in the waters of Ulladulla harbour whilst then men tried to stop the fire.
The fire started near the northern end of Camden St and quickly spread over to St Vincent Street and along Church Street, the fire was fueled by hot westerly winds.
Also on 1 January 2006 it was 43.8°C
Photo: Ulladulla tannery and iceworks destroyed by the 1939 fire.