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From Jennifer Marohasy “..The hottest day ever recorded in Australia is Sunday 3rd January, 1909. It was 51.6 degree Celsius – recorded as 125 degrees Fahrenheit at the Bourke post office. And this recording has been deleted from the digitised ‘raw’ temperature records as archived at the Bureau’s website. How could this happen? Because the popular narrative cannot accommodate a record hot-day back in 1909. If it was hotter back then than it is now, then current temperatures are not unprecedented. The evidence for this travesty has just been posted at my blog..”