On July 5th 1900, the heaviest snowfall in Australian history outside the alpine areas hit the region, with 50 to 100 centimetres of snow falling around Bathurst and the Blue Mountains.
It snowed as far west as Forbes, where 25 centimetres of snow was recorded at only 240 metres above sea level.
Bathurst was hard hit by the falls.
FULL STORY HERE . There is a video documentary as well
Thanks to steamtrain13583′ from weatherzone forum for this excellent historical resource
“The only major Australian cities to have received a significant snow cover at any time in the last century are Canberra and Hobart, although Melbourne experienced a heavy snowfall in 1849, and there are anecdotal reports of snowflakes in Sydney in 1836.
The heaviest snowfall in Australian history outside the alpine areas was that of 4–5 July 1900, when 50–100 cm fell around Bathurst and in the Blue Mountains, and 25 cm as far west as Forbes (only 240 metres above sea level). Other major widespread low-elevation snow events include those of July 1901, July 1949 and July 1984.”
Year Book Australia 2012
BING SEARCH STRING for SNOW 1900 BATHHURST
LITHGOW Main st 1910