Before the freaking becomes too widespread over the spate of recent wildfires, and blaming climate change, I refer them to this. Australia’s hottest month, 1896:
125 years ago, Australia was experiencing its hottest month on record. CO2 was below 300 PPM at the time.
A small town in Western Australia, Karridale, was destroyed by fire in 1961
Dwellingup, in the Darling Ranges was destroyed by fire in the same year, along with fires destroying buildings in Pinjarra, and Margaret River. December 19th was that day of horror in 1961.
I wonder if any of the resolutions from this investigation are still under implementation today?:
Report of the Royal Commission appointed to enquire into and report upon the bush fires of December, 1960 and January, February and March, 1961 in Western Australia : the measures necessary or desirable to prevent and control such fires and to protec…Royal Commission Appointed to Enquire into and Report upon the Bush Fires of December, 1960 and January, February and March, 1961 in Western Australia[ Book : 1961 ]
I see that only the Department of Parks and Wildlife and the State Library have copies.
Today, fires that destroyed most of Yarloop are still threatening further S West towns along the Darling Range south of Perth.