Marble Bar

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Founded in 1893, Marble Bar has earned a reputation as Australia's hottest town, owing to the consistently high temperatures experienced during the summer months when the mercury climbs over 38 degrees for days on end. 

One of the hottest places in Australia, the town was officially gazetted in 1893 following the discovery of gold in the area in 1890 by a prospector named Francis Jenkins who is remembered by the name of the town's main street. The name Marble Bar was derived from a nearby jasper bar mistaken for marble and now known as Marble Bar, which runs across the bed of the Coongan River.