Port Macquarie resident Bob McQuaid has found some parallels to the recent run of hot weather.
Mr McQuaid regularly looks over old copies of the Port Macquarie News - and particularly our centenary edition 1882 to 1982.
With the hot weather hanging around, he found a story first published in January 1905.
"Every now and then I pick up a copy of an old Port News and just flick through it," he said.
"The other night I was looking at the centenary issue and noticed a story about the temperature ranging from 110 degrees up to 118 degrees (fahrenheit).
"That top temperature is around 47.7 degrees.
"In fact it was so hot that there were people being told to remove the iron roofing from their homes because the timber underneath was catching alight.
"So it shows that we have been experiencing some hot weather for many years," he said.
Mr McQuaid said he found the history of Port Macquarie as interesting.
"Some days I just pick up a copy and read through the history of the area," he added.
The Port Macquarie News was first printed and published on July 8 1882 by Alfred Edward Pountney as the Port Macquarie News and Hastings River Advocate.
It was published under this name from 1882 - 1950.
The paper was circulated in the Bellinger, Nambucca, Macleay, Wilson, Camden Haven, and Manning Rivers, and throughout the whole of the Port Macquarie and Hastings River district.
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